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Food and Nutrition Security Policy

Objectives:

This policy provides strategies, actions and a framework for addressing the critical issues of food and nutrition security.

Scope:

The policy has four sub-sections namely, food availability, stability of food supply, food access and food utilization. In particular, the food utilization pillar recognizes the potential of state institutions and schools as entry points for interventions to prevent and control some of the identified nutrition conditions and to influence food tastes and preferences. For instance, the pillar of food utilization recommends addressing early childhood institutions, primary and secondary schools through providing support for the development of curricula at different levels of the education system, developing national social marketing campaigns to encourage nutritious food choices in schools and communities, among other approaches.

The right to food is also recognized as one of the guiding principles of the policy.