Belize Food Guidelines

Topics: Nutrition, Vitamin, Food Pages: 18 (4374 words) Published: May 2, 2013
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Food-Based dietary Guidelines
for Belize

Ministry of Health Belize 2012

Forward of MINISTER

Acronyms
CNCD INCAP FAO CFNI Kcal FBDG HECOPAB QUADS PAHO BAHA HFLE Chronic non- communicable Diseases NutritionInstituteofCentralAmerica and Panama FoodandAgricultureOrganization CaribbeanFoodandNutritionInstitute kilocalorie Food Based Dietary Guideline HealthEducationandCommunity ParticipationBureau QualityAssuranceDevelopmentServices PanAmericanHealthOrganization Belize Agricultural Health Authority HealthandFamilyLifeEducation

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED IN THE MULTI-SECTORAL GROUP ............. 1 TASK FORCE MEMBERS............................................................................ 2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ............................................................................. 3 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................... 4 a. PROCESS USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOOD-BASED DIETARY GUIDELINES ..................................................................... 5 b. THE BODY’S NEED FOR FOOD AND NUTRIENTS ............................ 6 THE FOOD-BASED DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR BELIZE ............................. 11 UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTISING EACH DIETARY GUIDELINE ........... 12 HOW TO EAT HEALTHY a. PORTION SIZES ............................................................................ 23 b. SELECTING PORTIONS BASED ON ENERGY NEEDS ...................... 25 c. HEALTHY RECIPES FOR YOU TO TRY ............................................. 26 GLOSSARY ............................................................................................. 30

INSTITUTIONS REPRESENTED IN THE MULTI-SECTORAL GROUP
1.MinistryofHealth • NutritionUnit • Public Health Unit • HealthEducationandCommunityParticipationBureau (HECOPAB) 2.KarlHeusnerMemorialHospital 3.MinistryofAgriculture • NationalFood&NutritionSecurityCommission 4.MinistryofEducation • School Health Unit • QualityAssuranceDevelopmentServices(QUADS) ™ HealthandFamilyLifeEducators 5. Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) 6.NutritionInstituteofCentralAmericaandPanama(INCAP) 7.CaribbeanFood&NutritionInstitute(CFNI) 8.PanAmericanHealthOrganization(PAHO) 9.PrivateNutritionists: • Mrs. Sandra Collins • Ms. Gilda Richardson

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Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Belize 2011

TASK FORCE MEMBERS
Inordertoprovidesupportandadviceinthedevelopmentand implementation of the Food Based Dietary Guidelines, a Task Forcewasappointed.TheTaskForcecomprisedthefollowing: NAME 1. ArletteSheppard 2. JohnBodden 3. RobynDaly 4. MelissaBelezaireTucker 5. Dr.AbigailMcKay 6. LilyMahung 7. Natalie Gibson 8. Dr.FernandoTzib 9. JoseTrejo 10. EvelynRoldan 11. JeanetteGarcia 12. AvaPennill

AGENCY
MinistryofHealth MinistryofHealth MinistryofHealth MinistryofEducation&Youth UniversityofBelize UniversityofBelize Belize Agriculture Health Authority NationalFood&Nutrition Security Commission/ MinistryofAgriculture BureauofStandards NutritionInstituteofCentral America&Panama/ PanAmericanHealthOrganization MinistryofEconomicDevelopment MinistryofHumanDevelopment andSocialTransformation

Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Belize 2011

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TheMinistryofHealthwishestothankallthepersons,agenciesand organizationswhocontributedtothedevelopmentandlaunchofthe FoodBasedDietaryGuidelinesforBelize.

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Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Belize 2011

INTRODUCTION
ANationalFoodBasedDietaryGuideline(FBDG)isanimportant educationaltoolthatconvertsscientificinformationonnutritional requirements and food composition into simple, populationbasedlanguage.Theguidelines...
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