Childhood Obesity Fact Sheets

June 21, 2018
These childhood obesity prevention fact sheets are intended to serve as tools to support civil society advocacy. The fact sheets contain individual country information about childhood obesity and overweight, adult overweight and local policy environments, including snapshots of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard (COPS).
Fact sheets last updated August 2019

 

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard (COPS) Regional Snapshot

HCC supports the WHO recommended comprehensive approach to prevention of childhood overweight and obesity, which includes the implementation of key policies such as: Taxation of SSBs; Regulation of Marketing to Children; Mandatory Front of Package Nutritional Labelling; and School Policies.

The HCC CSAP Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard (COPS) has 15 indicators to measure a country’s response to responses to childhood overweight and obesity.

 

You can view online or download 2 page printable version

Childhood Obesity Prevention Scorecard (COPS) Regional Snapshot
Country Fact Sheets

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda obesity fact sheets

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St. Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts and Nevis obesity fact sheets

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St. Lucia

St Lucia obesity fact sheets

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines obesity fact sheets

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Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago obesity fact sheets

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It is important to note that the same data source (WHO Global Health Observatory) for the rates of obesity and overweight among adults and children was used for all countries in order to allow for comparisons across these countries. Similarly the same data sources were used for the Risk Factor data on each country fact sheet. We recognise that there are other sources of data for the information provided (some of these are included in the references list). In some instances the data values and age groups referenced may vary and the year the data was published may also be different. These fact sheets are intended to serve as tools to support civil society advocacy and we encourage advocates to draw from all credible data sources to support your messaging and amplify your advocacy. Currently there are fact sheets for 14/20 CARICOM countries. We are working on completing similar fact sheets for the remaining 6 countries. If you would like to update any data in the fact sheets please reach out to us at hcc@healthycaribbean.org.

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