Turks and Caicos Islands

Diagnose and Decide Scorecard
Food Environments
Dietary energy in food supply
Share of dietary energy from cereals, roots, and tubers
Supply of fruit
Supply of pulses
Supply of vegetables
Retail value of ultra-processed food sales per capita
Food Supply Chains
Average crop species richness
Cereal losses
Fruit losses
Pulse losses
Vegetable losses
Outcomes
Average threats soil biodiversity
Per capita biodiversity impact of food consumption
Per capita eutrophication of food consumption
Per capita greenhouse gas emissions of food consumption
Per capita water use linked to food consumption
Total ecological footprint of consumption per person
Total ecological footprint of production per person
Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity
Prevalence of undernourishment
Infants and children (6-23 months): Minimum diet diversity
Adult diabetes prevalence
Adult raised blood pressure (systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure >= 140/90 mmHg)
Adult obesity (BMI >= 30)
Anemia in women 15-49 years
Unlikely Challenge Area
Potential Challenge Area
Likely Challenge Area
Missing Data

Indicators

Annual population growth (%)

DriversPopulation growth and migration
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Percent urban population of total population (%)

DriversUrbanization
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Affordability of a healthy diet: Ratio of cost to food expenditures

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
0.8
Ratio
2017

Cost of a healthy diet (PPP dollar/person/day)

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
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Cost of an energy sufficient diet

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
1.1
2017 PPP dollar/person/day
2017

Cost of legumes, nuts, and seeds relative to the starchy staples in a least-cost healthy diet

Food EnvironmentsFood affordability
0.6
Ratio
2017

Agricultural land change during the last 10 years

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
0
1000 ha yr-1
2008–2018

Average proportion of natural vegetation embedded in agricultural lands

OutcomesEnvironmental impacts
57
%
2015

Overweight in children under 5 years

OutcomesNutritional status
18
%
2020

Recommended Policies and Actions

We’ve identified Overweight in children under 5 years as a likely challenge area for Turks and Caicos Islands. The following policies and actions are recommended to improve this outcome. Read about our methodology for identifying these action and policy suggestions.
Action
Reformulate processed food to reduce fats, sugars and salt.
Impact
Reduce availability of fats, sugars and salt in foods already available to all populations.
Action
Implement taxes to decrease affordability and incentivise reformulation of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt food.
Impact
Decrease affordability of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt to all populations.
Action
Implement comprehensive school food programmes, incorporating food and meals, nutrition standards, nutrition education, school gardens, food personnel training, food skills and literacy.
Impact
Increase availability, affordability and access of nutritious foods and reduce access to foods high in fats, sugars and salt to school-aged children.
Action
Set mandatory limits on trans fats, sugar, salt/sodium and/or saturated fat in packaged foods.
Impact
Reduce availability of foods high in fats, sugars and salt to all populations.
Action
Require nutrition labelling on packages/menus to indicate if foods are high in calories, fats, sugars and/or salt and/or in positive nutrients.
Impact
Reduce appeal and availability of foods high in fat, sugar and salt and increases appeal of nutritious foods to all populations.
Action
Restrict all forms of marketing, advertising and in-store promotions of HFSS foods, particularly to children.
Impact
Reduce appeal foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children.

Stunting in children under 5 years

OutcomesNutritional status
5
%
2020

Wasting in children under 5 years

OutcomesNutritional status
1
%
2020

All Suggested Policies and Actions

We’ve identified the following policies and actions that might address issues with the food system of Turks and Caicos Islands.

Action
Reformulate processed food to reduce fats, sugars and salt.
Impact
Reduce availability of fats, sugars and salt in foods already available to all populations.
Action
Implement taxes to decrease affordability and incentivise reformulation of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt food.
Impact
Decrease affordability of sugary drinks and foods high in fats, sugars and salt to all populations.
Action
Implement comprehensive school food programmes, incorporating food and meals, nutrition standards, nutrition education, school gardens, food personnel training, food skills and literacy.
Impact
Increase availability, affordability and access of nutritious foods and reduce access to foods high in fats, sugars and salt to school-aged children.
Action
Set mandatory limits on trans fats, sugar, salt/sodium and/or saturated fat in packaged foods.
Impact
Reduce availability of foods high in fats, sugars and salt to all populations.
Action
Require nutrition labelling on packages/menus to indicate if foods are high in calories, fats, sugars and/or salt and/or in positive nutrients.
Impact
Reduce appeal and availability of foods high in fat, sugar and salt and increases appeal of nutritious foods to all populations.
Action
Restrict all forms of marketing, advertising and in-store promotions of HFSS foods, particularly to children.
Impact
Reduce appeal foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children.