INTERVENTION 2: PROMOTION OF APPROPRIATE DIETS AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
2.1 FOOD BASED DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR MAURITIANS
Objective: To prepare Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Mauritians, so as to provide them with the knowledge for making healthy food choices.
2.2.1 DECREASING THE CONSUMPTION OF OILS, SATURATED FATS AND TRANS- FATTY ACIDS
Objective: To decrease the consumption of oils and fats by 5 %.
2.3 RAISING THE CONSUMPTION OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Objective: To increase the consumption of fruit and vegetables by twofold
2.4 MAINTAINING THE CONSUMPTION OF STARCHY FOODS AND PULSES
Objective: To encourage the consumption of potatoes, whole-grain foods and pulses.
2.5 SALT REDUCTION STRATEGIES
Objective: To reduce the amount of salt in foods by 20%.
INTERVENTION 3: IMPROVEMENT ON HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY
3.1 PARTITIONING OF HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE TOWARDS FOOD
Objective: To encourage the population to optimize their food expenditure budget.
3.2 DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD WITHIN HOUSEHOLDS
Objective: To use WHO’s Recommended Daily Amounts (RDA’S), for equitable distribution of food within households.
INTERVENTION 4: PROTECTION OF CONSUMERS THROUGH IMPROVED FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY
4.1 ENFORCEMENT OF THE FOOD REGULATIONS
Objective: To introduce nutritional signpost labelling so as to allow consumers to obtain nutritional information at a glance.
4.2 REGULATION OF PESTICIDES USE
Objective: To monitor pesticide residues in the food chain through a surveillance programme.
4.3 CONSUMER EDUCATION
Objective: To strengthen nutrition education activities, so as to provide consumers with the skills and knowledge for making healthy food choices.
4.4 ESTABLISHMENT OF FOOD SERVICES
Objective: To promote the establishment of food services at all levels in order to provide balanced meals for the whole population.
INTERVENTION 5: PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
5.1 PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS
Objective: To provide nutrition support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
INTERVENTION 6: CARE OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DEPRIVED AND NUTRITIONALLY VULNERABLE
6.1 MATERNAL NUTRITION
Objective: To advise pregnant and lactating women on improved healthy eating.
6.2 BREAST FEEDING
Objective: To promote, protect and support breastfeeding so that pregnant women are encouraged to breastfeed.
6.3 COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING
Objective: To provide practical advice to mothers about complementary feeding practices.
6.4 FEEDING OF YOUNG CHILDREN
Objective: To contribute to optimal growth of children.
6.5 FEEDING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Objective: To reduce malnutrition among children and adolescents.
6.6 SETTING UP STANDARDS FOR SCHOOL FOOD
Objective: To update guidelines on meals being served in School Canteens.
6.7 FEEDING THE ELDERLY
Objective: To provide elderly people with the skills to make healthy food choices.
6.8 DISEASE SPECIFIC INTERVENTIONS
Objective: To reduce mortality and morbidity due to malnutrition-related diseases of lifestyle.
INTERVENTION7: PREVENTION OF SPECIFIC MICRO-NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES
7.1 MINIMISING ANAEMIA
Objective: To prevent, control and reduce anaemia in the population focusing on vulnerable groups.
INTERVENTION 8: CAPACITY BUILDING
8.1 TRAINING IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS
Objective: To advance the science and practice of nutrition and dietetics.
8.2 RESEARCH IN NUTRITION
Objective: To increase capacity building through the application of scientific procedures.
8.3 INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN NUTRITION
Objective: To increase capacity building through the sharing of knowledge and experience.
8.4 TRAINING OF NUTRITIONISTS
Objective: To increase the knowledge and give incumbent nutritionists the skills for working in specialized units.
INTERVENTION 9: ASSESSMENT, MONITORING AND ANALYSIS OF NUTRITIONAL SITUATIONS
9.1 NUTRITION SURVEILLANCE
Objective: To continuously collect, analyse and utilize data on specific nutrition indicators to monitor the nutritional status of the population.
INTERVENTION 10: MASS –MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
10.1 PROMOTING AND SUPPORTING THE ADOPTION OF HEALTHIER DIETS
Objective: To integrate media strategies into comprehensive intervention programmes designed to promote healthy eating.