DPHSSDepartment of Public Health and Social Services (Guam)
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Recognizing that the nutrition environment could be contributing to chronic disease, Guam DPHSS and its partners created the Non-Communicable Disease Strategic Plan 2014-2018 (7) to address several nutrition objectives, including reducing sodium consumption.
To identify stores and restaurants for assessment, sampling frames were created using business listings from Guam DPHSS, Division of Environmental Health, Guam Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the local phone book.
"The Division of Public Welfare was informed that if sequestration were to be in effect, all federal programs, including the Childcare Care Development Fund program, would be affected with an estimated reduction of 7.8 percent," said Bertha Taijeron, program coordinator at Guam DPHSS.