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The Ministry of Health and Education will be great allies in the state to develop key actions to revert the overweight and obesity especially among children, since according to the results of National Survey on Health and Nutrition in the state a quarter of children of school age are overweight.
In this context, the Ministry of Health (SS) emphasizes recognizing that although the problem is everyone’s responsibility, the key to reducing these rates are in the care at home, with the participation of parents to inculcate among children and girls the consumption of healthy and nutritious.
And since school is another area of action to implement measures to reduce consumption of junk foods, the Departments of Health and Education are joining forces in the Programmed of Action in School Context, which a comprehensive approach to training and, based its strategy on three key tasks: the promotion and health education, promotion of regular physical activity and the availability of foods and beverages that provide a healthy diet.
With this program, both agencies will fulfill one of the objectives of the Government of Vera Cruz: to reduce the problems of hypertension, heart disease and diabetes among the population.
Hence, the importance of the National Agreement for Health Food strategy against Overweight and Obesity signed by 15 public agencies and business organizations on the topic, and in Vera Cruz is time the Ministry of Education to implement measures aimed at eliminating the consumption of junk food in every school.
The SS considered it important that young people and adults will join in these actions of self, as one third of adolescents and six in 10 adults over 20 years, are overweight, while 15 of every 100 children and children under five are short stature, hence the importance of strengthening all actions necessary to improve and strengthen the indexes of good nutrition.
In Vera Cruz, the successful effort to help reduce this problem has its antecedents in the programs, strategies and actions that the Health Services of Vera Cruz performed as the “School and Health”, “Food Guidance”, “Prevention of overweight and obesity “and” Five steps for your health. “