The Ministerial Committee on Legislation on Monday decided unanimously to 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.
The plan, which will cost 200 million shekels, will: 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 unhealthy 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.
plan was initiated by the Health Ministry.