Policy - The Icelandic National Health Plan to the Year 2010

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Ministry of Health and Social Security
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Adopted year:
March 2001
Adopted by:
Ministry of Health and Social Security
Type of policy:
Health sector policy, strategy or plan with nutrition components


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 
Icelandic targets until 2010
Target 8 - Reducing non-communicable diseases
  1. Cardiovascular mortality rate in the age-group 25-74 will be reduced by 20% in men and 10% in women.

Target 11 - Healthier living

  1.  Promote the consumption of as varied foodstuffs as possible, where the ratio of fat consumption by adults is between 25-35% of energy, as laid out in the targets of the Icelandic Nutrition Council.
  2. Promote significantly increased consumption of vegetables and fruit to bring them in line with the targets set by the Icelandic Nutrition Council, at least five portions per day.
  3. The great majority of people shall be active in their leisure time, participating in appropriate physical exercise equivalent to a 30 minute walk at least five times a week.
  4. Every child attending compulsory school classes shall receive health care education equivalent to one lesson per week during each school year.
Target 13 - Settings for health
  1. At least 95% of schoolchildren should receive systematic education and training in health promotion.
  2. At least 50% of cities, towns and other communities shall have set targets in the field of health promotion.
  3. At least 20% of large and medium-sized companies shall have committed themselves to encourage health promotion among their staff.

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy ReviewNOPA

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