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close this bookWHO Information Series on School Health - Document 4 - Healthy Nutrition: An Essential Element of a Health-Promoting School (FAO - WHO, 1998, 61 p.)
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View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentFOREWORD
Open this folder and view contents1. INTRODUCTION
Open this folder and view contents2. CONVINCING OTHERS THAT HEALTHY NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT
Open this folder and view contents3. CONVINCING OTHERS THAT NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS IN SCHOOLS WILL REALLY WORK
Open this folder and view contents4. PLANNING THE INTERVENTIONS
Open this folder and view contents5. INTEGRATING NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS WITHIN VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF A HEALTH-PROMOTING SCHOOL
Open this folder and view contents6. EVALUATION
View the documentANNEX 1. IMPORTANT CONDITIONS OF MALNUTRITION WHICH AFFECT PRESCHOOL- AND SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN (Ref: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 48, 75)
View the documentANNEX 2. BASIC QUESTIONS AND METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION FOR SITUATION ANALYSIS
View the documentANNEX 3. COMMON BEHAVIOURS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO HEALTHY EATING
View the documentANNEX 4. EXAMPLES OF DIETARY GUIDELINES AND FOOD GUIDES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
View the documentANNEX 5. SELECTED WHO EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING
View the documentANNEX 6. SELECTED AGE-APPROPRIATE EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING
View the documentANNEX 7. EXAMPLES OF CURRICULUM ADDRESSING EMOTIONAL AND SOCIO-CULTURAL INFLUENCES RELATED TO HEALTHY EATING AND SUGGESTED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
View the documentANNEX 8. EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY AND FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND OUTREACH
View the documentANNEX 9. WORLD DECLARATION ON NUTRITION
View the documentANNEX 10. OTTAWA CHARTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION (1986)
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ANNEX 4. EXAMPLES OF DIETARY GUIDELINES AND FOOD GUIDES FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

(Adapted from FAO Food-Based Dietary Guidelines and Dietary Guides. 1998) (7; 80) If countries have specific guidelines for children, those should be preferably consulted.

Country

Guidelines/Food Guides



Canada



-Enjoy a VARIETY of foods.
-Emphasise cereals, bread and other grain products.
-Choose lower-fat dairy products, leaner meats and foods prepared with little or no fat.
-Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight by enjoying regular physical activity and healthy eating.
-Limit salt, alcohol and caffeine.



China



-Eat a wide variety of foods, cereal/grain should be the main food.
-Eat more vegetables, fruits and potatoes (including sweet potatoes, cassava).
-Take milk, soybeans and their products every day.
-Increase an adequate amount of intake of fish, poultry, eggs, lean meat, reduce intake of fat and lard.
-Balance food amount intake with physical exercise, keep proper weight.
-Take food which is light, with less oil and less salt.
-If you drink (alcohol), drink a limited amount.
-Do not eat rotten food or food which has gone bad.



France



-Have regular meals.
-Eat a variety of foods.
-Fruit and vegetables should be a priority in the diet.
-Do not abuse fats.
-If you drink alcohol, drink with moderation.
-Be active.
-Weigh yourself every month.



Norway



-The joy of eating is healthy - be a friend with your food!
-Use soft, vegetable margarine or oil instead of hard margarine or butter.
-Replace full milk by light or skimmed milk, and choose other dairy products with less fat on weekdays.
-Use white or brown sauces where it is suitable, instead of melted butter or mayonnaise.
-Eat more fish of all types both for putting on bread and for dinner. Both fatty fish, such as mackerel and herring, and lean fish, such as cod and coalfish, should be eaten more often.



Philippines



-Eat a variety of foods everyday. This will make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need.
-Promote breast feeding and proper weaning. This will ensure a healthy infant.
-Achieve and maintain a desirable body weight. This will ensure proper growth and development, help keep away heart disease and other chronic degenerative diseases.
-Eat clean and safe foods. This will prevent food borne diseases in the family.
-Practice a healthy lifestyle. This will promote a long and enjoyable life.