Policy - Palestinian National Nutrition Policy and Strategy and Operational Plan of Action for Nutrition

Published by:
Ministry of Health
Published year:
Is the policy document adopted?:
No / No information
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 
To improve and maintain the nutritional status and well being of the Palestinian people,
1- Diet diversification, food fortification and micronutrient supplementation.
2- Meeting the special nutritional and care needs of vulnerable groups: infants and young children, pregnant and lactating women, school-age children, the elderly and groups who are socio-economically or politically vulnerable.
3- Advocating access and consumption of diversified foods that is adequate in quantity, and quality.
4- Increase coordination among key stakeholders and integration of nutrition and nutrition related activities across sectors.
5- Enhancing the capacity of the nutrition department and other related departments.
6- Providing appropriate needed resources.
7- Nutrition awareness at all levels of the society.
D. Guiding Principles
The National Nutrition Policy is based on the following guiding principles:
1. Everyone has the right to adequate health, quality food and freedom from hunger.
2. Addressing poverty and food insecurity is the key to improve nutritional status.
3. Nutrition is multi-faceted and is influenced by food, care, health as well as political, economic and social environment.
4. Interventions to address nutrition problems are only successful where they are based on inter-sectoral and coordinated action.
5. A woman’s nutritional and health status is paramount to ensure the well-being of all family members.
6. Strong social, economic and political commitment is essential to ensure the implantation and the sustainability of nutrition policy and strategy.

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