Policy - National Plan of Action For Nutrition

Published by:
Ministry of Health and Quality of Life
Published year:
September 2020
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: 
General Objectives 
The objectives of this NPAN are to achieve the following by the year 2020: 
(1) To reduce underweight, as measured by growth indices, to half the 2012 level in children aged 5-11 years. 
(2) To reduce nutritional anaemia in female adolescents 12-19 years as indicated by haemoglobin levels under 12 g/dl, to 10%. 
(3) To establish dietary recommendations for adults for the prevention of chronic diet-related diseases based on the World Health Organisation's population nutrient intake goals which are summarised in the table below: 
Ranges of population nutrient intake goals 
Dietary factor Goal (% of total energy) 
Total fat 15-30% 
Saturated fatty acids < 10% 
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) 6-10% 
n-6 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) 5-8% 
n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) 1-2% 
Trans fatty acids <1% 
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) By difference 
Total carbohydrate 55-75% 
Free Sugars <10% 
Protein 10-15% 
Cholesterol <300 mg per day 

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