The overarching goal for the Guam NCD Plan is to reduce premature NCD deaths by 25% by the end of 2018.
NUTRITION AND OBESITY PREVENTION
Goal: To reduce obesity among youth and adults by 5% by 2018 through healthy eating by increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Objective 1: Establish preliminary base line data on family, adult & youth fruit and vegetable daily consumption.
Objective 2: Increase fruits’ and vegetables’ availability and access to Villages & Families through market outlet initiatives.
Objective 3: Increase fruits and vegetable consumption, availability and access through: Home, Community, & School gardening initiatives.
Objective 4: Increase fruit and vegetable consumption and demand through education and public outreach initiatives.
Goal: To reduce hypertension and its associated risk factors among Guam adults.
Objective 1: By 2018, decrease the number of Guam residents reporting adding salt in cooking and at the table by 10%
Goal: Reduce childhood obesity and improve overall infant health through increased breastfeeding (BF).
Objective 1: By 2018, increase the percentage of Guam infants who initiate breastfeeding at birth by 10% and who maintain breastfeeding until 6 months of age by 20%.