National Agreement For Healthy Nutrition

The school framework is one of the best examples of the cross-sector implementation of the national agreement. Schools are seen as an important environment to promote healthy eating and regular physical activity. The Ministry of Public Education and the Ministry of Health have jointly developed an action plan in the school context, focusing on health promotion and education, the regular promotion and availability of physical activities, and access to healthy food and beverages in schools. To ensure the provision of healthy food and beverages in primary and secondary schools, guidelines on nutritional standards for food and beverages8 have been developed. They set food criteria and procedures for food and beverages produced, distributed and sold in schools, with a focus on reducing the caloric value of school bags. The guidelines apply to private primary and secondary schools in the country. Since the 2010/2011 school year, the implementation of the guidelines has been gradual (by school year) to enable lasting and continuous change, allowing acceptance and adaptation of all stakeholders involved and allowing the industry to develop and modify new products to meet the criteria for sale in schools. WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy ReviewCountry reporting template, 2009, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Noncommunicable Diseases and Environment Unit Monitoring progress on improving nutrition and physical activity and prevenity in the WHO European Region Advocacy, co-regulation and regulation: development of healthy public policies across sectors to improve nutrition and physical activity in different settings, restoration of public spaces and parks, rules for advertising and marketing of food and beverage. Improve decision-making capacity by labelling and promoting health and nutrition skills. While considerable progress has been made in some areas of implementation, challenges remain. This year will be crucial for the evaluation of the agreement and will mark the way to strengthen existing national policies and other national health policies.

As reported in the NPA and the 2009 Georgia National Nutrition Survey (GNNS 2009), a cross-sectional survey of the state of nutrition in several target groups in Georgia, the following nutritional indicators were monitored and evaluated: anemia and iron deficiency, folic acid deficiency, bread enrichment, saline iodine and salt intake, protein and infant nutrition.

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