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Nutrition for Health: An Agenda for Action
Joint Steering Committee
Is the policy document adopted?:
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan
Global database on the Implementation of
Nutrition Action (GINA)
Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition:
Undernutrition, especially among children, women and the aged
Diet-related communicable and non-communicable diseases
Social and other impediments to optimal breast-feeding
Strategies and activities related to nutrition:
Reinforce healthy eating practices
1. Work to include and maintain nutrition services as part of comprehensive health services in both existing and evolving community-
2. Incorporate nutrition into curricula for children and youth and include quality daily physical education as part of all school
3. Include nutrition in both the training and continuing education programs for health and other community service providers.
4. Improve usefulness of nutrition labeling, increase its availability, and broaden public education on its use.
5. Emphasize practical skill development (food selection, storage and preparation skills) in nutrition education programs for the
6. Work with the media to provide responsible public information on healthy eating and physical activity.
7. Protect and promote breastfeeding support groups.
Support nutritionally vulnerable populations
1. Work with social policy decision makers to address the nutritional needs of vulnerable people.
2. Develop a data base to better define the vulnerable populations and to better understand their food and nutrition issues.
3. Monitor the cost of a nutritious food basket and use this information in the development of education programs and income
4. Strengthen the food and nutrition component of community programs and services for vulnerable groups, including acute and
chronically ill people.