Policy - Healthy Eating Lifestyle Plan (HELP)

Date:
2007
Published by:
Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment
Published year:
2007
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted year:
2007
Adopted by:
Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment
Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas

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Goals
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.
Reference: 

WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010

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