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Population approach

Primary prevention at the population level through activities such as health promotion, creation of healthy public policies focused on food, diet and physical activity, and creation of healthy environments. Key actions include fiscal/policy incentives for production and consumption of healthy foods, guidelines to regulate the marketing and sale of foods to children and adolescents, wide promotion of fruit and vegetable consumption, the elimination of trans fats in processed foods, workplace wellness initiatives, physical education curricula and healthy feeding programs in schools, urban planning that encourages walking and biking, improved access to recreation and sports through partnerships, and massive education campaigns.

 

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Individual approach

Creation and implementation of guidelines for the prevention of obesity and diabetes in primary health care, including meal and exercise plans, or medication if required.

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