Policy - National Plan of Action for Nutrition

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Ministry of Heaalth and Quality of Life
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Government of Mauritius
Type of policy:
Comprehensive national nutrition policy, strategy or plan


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

The objectives of this NPAN are to achieve the following by the year 2010:

(1) To increase the mean duration of exclusive breast-feeding to 3 months in infants

(2) To reduce underweight, as measured by growth indices, to half the 2004 level in children aged 5-11 years

(3) To reduce nutritional anaemia in female adolescents 12-19 years as indicated by haemoglobin levels under 12 g/dl, to 10%

(4) To reduce nutritional anaemia in pregnant women, as indicated by blood haemoglobin levels below 11 g/dl to 5%

(5) To establish dietary recommendations for adults for the prevention of chronic diet-related diseases based on the World Health Organization's population nutrient intake goals

(6) To reduce obesity in the adult population by 3%

(7) To adopt and enforce legal measures to ensure the provision of safe food and food supplies to the entire population

(8) To increase the average apparent consumption of fruit and vegetables by two fold

(9) To decrease the average apparent consumption of oils and fats by 10%

(10) To promote a fair distribution of available food resources, compatible with the needs of individuals, with special attention to vulnerable groups


WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2009-2010

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