Interim guidelines for beverages

In 2018, Jamaica’s Ministry of Health created interim guidelines for beverages until the completion of the National School Nutrition Policy and the National School Nutrition Standards (slated for 2020). The guidelines prohibit sweetened beverages being sold or served in schools if they are in excess of set sugar content limits, starting January 2019 (maximum 6 g sugar/100 mL) and getting increasingly strict each year (ultimately maximum 2.5 g sugar/100 mL).