CARICOM Heads of State and Government Commitments to Childhood Obesity

by HCC

CARICOM Heads of State and Government Commitments to Childhood Obesity

CARICOM Heads of State and Government Commitments to Childhood Obesity

Healthy Nutrition Policies = Healthy Children and Communities

CARICOM Heads of State and Government have acknowledged the urgency of childhood obesity and committed to respond through strong policy action.

CARICOM Heads of State and Government Commitments:

The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
2018: At The Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of State and Government…

endorsed a number of priorities for the 3rd UN High Level Meeting on NCDs including: “implementing policies geared to preventing childhood obesity, including health-promoting school environments and Front of Package (FOP) labelling

Communiqué, 39th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, 2018, preceding the 3rd UN High Level Meeting on NCDs.

Read the full Communiqué here.

Related: The 3rd UN High-level Meeting on NCDs


The Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)2017: At The Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of State and Government…

noted with concern that obesity in children represented the greatest threat to the health of future generations with the level of overweight and obesity being more than 30 % in both primary and secondary school populations in many Member States…and urged the promotion of Physical Exercise in school-age children

Communiqué, 38th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, 2017, in the 10-year anniversary of the Port of Spain Declaration.

Read the full Communiqué here.

Related: CARICOM 38th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government


37th Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government2016: At The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of State and Government agreed…

to address issues such as banning advertisement of potentially harmful foods which specifically target children; and elevating taxes on foods high in sugar, salt and trans-fats

Communiqué, 37th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government, 2016.

Read the full Communiqué here.

Related: 37th Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government


HCC Childhood Obesity Policies

You may also like

Send this to a friend