Policy - Healthy Eating Lifestyle Plan (HELP)

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Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment
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Adopted by:
Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment
Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Education Division is outlining the following as its main goals for its Healthy Eating Lifestyle Plan: 

  • to ensure that Maltese schools deliver a holistic education;
  • to make provision for the setting up of the necessary frameworks, resources and support needed by Maltese schools to help students adopt healthier patterns of living

The Education Division is proposing a multifaceted approach which touches different aspects of school life, through the following three objectives:

  1. To provide a supportive school environment which encourages a healthy lifestyle and promotes healthy choices early in life;
  2. To make provision for a flexible curriculum which highlights health, diet, nutrition, food, safety and hygiene, food preparation and cooking and which promotes physical exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle;
  3. To ensure that clear and consistent messages about food, drink and healthy eating are being delivered across the school day so as to reinforce the healthy lifestyle message.

WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010

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