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A Food and Nutrition Strategy for Jersey

About the Food and Nutrition Strategy

Jersey’s Food and Nutrition Strategy has the aim of tackling poor diet and obesity and rising levels of diet related disease.

Jersey like other countries is threatened by rising levels of obesity and life-threatening diseases caused by a diet which is poor in nutrients. The Food and Nutrition Strategy was lodged as a Report with States of Jersey after being approved by the Council of Ministers in May 2017. The strategy sets out a number of actions that are to be prioritised in light of best available research on what works to tackle the problem of increasing levels of poor nutrition.

A guiding principle of the strategy is a focus on prevention through early intervention, with core programmes of work planned from 2018 with a focus on early years and primary school aged children. The strategy also encompasses broader population approaches, such as investigating a tax on sugary drinks for Jersey, which evidence suggests will impact positively on health across the population, but particularly on the health of children and young people.

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