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1 Implement Policies that Reduce Fat Consumption

2 What is fat? BAD FATSGOOD FATS Trans fatsSaturated fatsMonounsaturated fats Polyunsaturated fats Pastries, cookies, muffins High-fat cuts of meat Olive, sesame, peanut oils Sesame seeds Chips, microwave popcorn Whole-fat dairy products Avocados Fatty fish: salmon, tuna, sardines Fried foodsButter NutsTofu Candy barChicken with skin Peanut butterSoymilk While fats are essential for normal body function, some fats are better for you than others.

3 Examples of high fat content food Serving size Estimated Fat Content (grams) instant ramen noodles with flavoring (1 package) 13g 2 oz Spam (1/6 can of Spam)15g 1 cup Libby’s corned beef hash24g 7 links of vienna sausage22-30g ¼ of a frozen pepperoni pizza16-21g 1 oz bag of plain salted potato chips (13-16 chips) 10g 2 tbsp of peanut butter (salted)16g 1 piece of turkey tail16g

4 Fact Animal fats and trans fats in excess can cause heart attacks, strokes, obesity, and diabetes. can cause

5 Fact Most of the fats in the USAPI diet comes from imported and processed foods, such as Spam, vienna sausage and turkey tail.

6 Did you know? In the Western Pacific Region, obesity prevalence is highest in the Pacific countries, where some of the highest rates of overweight and diabetes are found.

7 In fact Obesity rates (based on published STEPS Reports): 75% in American Samoa, Nauru and Tokelau; 51% in Kiribati; 45% in Marshall Islands; 43% in Federated States of Micronesia (Pohnpei); 33% in Solomon Islands; 30% in Fiji.

8 Fact There are 25-47% of young children who are overweight or obese in American Samoa, CNMI, Guam and Hawaii.

9 Fact About 80% of heart diseases, stroke and type-2 diabetes and 40% of cancer can be prevented through inexpensive and cost-effective interventions.

10 Examples of policies LICENSING FOR LETTUCE: A Guide to the Model Licensing Ordinance for Healthy Food Retailers by ChangeLab Solutions Communities have established programs to encourage food retailers to stock healthier products. The ordinance changes business licensing policies to require all food stores (not including restaurants) to carry a minimum selection of healthy food and meet other basic operating standards

11 Examples of policies School Policy Framework: Implementation of the WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health is to guide policymakers at the ministries of education and health in the development and implementation of policies that promote healthy eating in the schools. Policy options that can be considered are: Nutritional standards for school food School food programs Vending machines and school snack bars Food availability near schools

12 Examples of policies Vending Machine Food and Beverage Standards was created to increase access to healthy food and beverage options at work. At least 50% of foods should have no more than 35% of its calories from total fat, excluding nuts and seeds Foods that meet the mandatory nutrition standards must be sold at a price that is equivalent to or lower than the price the remaining items in the vending machines.

13 Implement policies that reduce fat consumption An American Samoa Example Target Population: All Department of Health employees Summary: American Samoa Department of Health (DOH) Employee Wellness Policy #13-01  October 2013: DOH implemented a policy for all DOH employees relating to proper nutrition, physical activity and tobacco smoking  Employee Wellness Activities: restricts DOH employees from having incentives, fundraisings and activity vendors advertising and selling unhealthy foods, alcohol, tobacco and gift cards to fast food chains  Increased Access to Healthier Foods: prohibits DOH and its contracted food services from serving unhealthy foods  All DOH internal meetings, conferences, community meetings sponsored and funded by DOH must serve healthy and local options of food and drinks; no red meat, soda products and artificially flavored drinks are to be served

14 Target Population: All government of Guam employees Summary: PL31-141: Healthy Vending Machine Policy  November 2011: Guam was awarded with the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Grant to have healthy foods more accessible to the community  PL31-141: mandates all vending machines in government of Guam facilities to be serving at least 50% healthier food options  The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) worked with all government agencies, and vending machine operators before the Healthy Vending Machine Policy could be passed  DPHSS took the law a step further by enforcing 100% of all vending machines in all DPHSS facilities to be selling healthy foods and water content only  Guam’s Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) Consortium is looking towards having the Worksite Wellness Health Coaches in each of the participating government agencies to be the enforcing agency, to ensure vending machine vendors are in compliance to the standards set forth by Healthy Vending Machine Policy Implement policies that reduce fat consumption A Guamanian Example

15 Who to contact for information? Adrian Bauman Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise and Prevention Research Collaboration University of Sydney Sydney, Australia Email: 

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