Gov’t panel to vote on ‘healthy lifestyle’ education plan

28.11.2011                      02.Kislev. 5772

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Gov't panel to vote on ‘healthy lifestyle’ education plan

If approved, the plan would encourage physical exercise by adults and children, explain proper nutrition.

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation will decide on Monday whether the state will adopt and implement through 2015 a comprehensive national plan to educate the public and encourage it to adopt a healthy lifestyle instead of focusing only on treating disease.
If approved, the plan would encourage physical exercise by adults and children; explain proper nutrition; encourage the workplace to promote employees’ good health; discourage the sale of junk food in school vending machines and serving it in cafeterias; reduce the smoking rate; promote the development of new food varieties with higher nutritional values; restrict advertising of unhealthful food to minors via the media; and require the labeling of nutritional values in restaurants and fast-food shops and the listing of calories in unwrapped foods sold in stores and outdoor markets. It would also discourage the sale of dangerous trans fats in processed foods….