Policy - Antigua and Barbuda Food and Nutrition Security Policy

Published by:
Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Published year:
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

The long-term goal of the Policy is to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security and to eliminate all forms of malnutrition in order to have a well-nourished and healthy population that can fulfil its aspirations to good health and economic well-being and effectively contribute to national socio-economic development.


Specific Objectives:


  • Ensure that a sufficient quantity of nutritious food of appropriate quality is available to all people in Antigua and Barbuda, through increased domestic production and a sustainable level of imports, with special emphasis on a structured food import replacement programme (Food Availability).
  • Ensure that all individuals in Antigua and Barbuda have access to adequate resources to acquire appropriate foods for a nutritious diet (Food Accessibility).
  • Ensure that all individuals in Antigua and Barbuda reach a state of nutritional well-being through food choices and consumption that reflect Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) (Food Utilization/Nutritional Status/).
  • Ensure that all people in Antigua and Barbuda have access to adequate, safe and nutritious food at all times, are not at risk of losing access to it due to shocks, and consume/utilize foods that reflect physiological needs (Stability of Food Supply).

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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