Existing obesity-related policy. P olicy formulation to reduce sugar consumption among Thai children. Background Policy/ regulation initiated in Thailand Lesson learned. S haring topics. Population nutrient goals a.
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Policy formulation to reduce
sugar consumption among Thai children
Policy/ regulation initiated in Thailand
Source: Diet, nutrition, and the prevention of chronic diseases. Report of a WHO Study Group. Geneva, World Health Organization, 1990 (WHO Technical Report Series, No. 797).
control sweet tooth habit and
excessive sugar consumption
More than half of powder milk available in domestic market was sugar-added (2002)
Policy evaluation(2007): consumption of sweet milk decrease to 19%
Ministerial regulation # 286 (2005)
Children who study in schools with carbonated drink, consume 5-7 times more
Sugar 32-48 gm per can
pH ~ 2.9
2. No carbonated drinks in schools(2007-2008)
Fizzy drinks ban in schools
Fruit from farm to table
No sugar day
No candy distribution
in the funeral
Saving for traveling
Sugar reduction in canteen
Slogan: Life is sweet enough with less sugar!
Cartoon characters: Noynoi
Kids TV program: Hedhansa
Future TV program
1. Restriction on supply of high caloric foods
2. Product labeling
3. Restriction for advertising
4. Price controls