Food-based dietary guidelines

Food-based dietary guidelines - Grenada

Official name

Food-based dietary guidelines for Grenada.

Publication year

The Government of Grenada published its food-based dietary guidelines in 2006.

Process and stakeholders

The guidelines were developed in a process led by the Grenada Food and Nutrition Institute, in collaboration with the FAO, the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama and the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute.
They are endorsed by the Cabinet of Grenada.

Intended audience

The guidelines are targeted at the healthy population over 2 years of age.

Food guide

The graphical representation of Grenada’s dietary guidelines is a nutmeg cut in half. Inside one of the halves of the nutmeg the recommended food groups are represented. Images of physical activity surround the nutmeg.


  • Eat a variety of foods.
  • Eat larger amounts of fruits and colourful vegetables.
  • Eat less fatty, oily, greasy and barbequed foods.
  • Consume less salt, salty foods, salty seasonings and salty snacks.
  • Choose to use less sweet foods and drinks.
  • Drink more water. It’s the healthier choice.
  • Drink little or no alcohol.
  • Be more physically active every day. Get moving!