SO1. To undertake advocacy for policy makers, policy advisors and programme designers at national and district levels at national and district levels on Nutrition issues and its relationship to development.
Policy: All relevant organizations should integrate nutrition considerations in programmes and activities
SO2. To actively promote and facilitate adequate household food security (quantity, quality and safety) to satisfy daily dietary needs of the population.
Policy: Small scale farmers should be provided effective support to improve their access to domestic food production and supplies.
SO3. To promote adoption of appropriate feeding practices of households.
a. Protect, promote and support early and exclusive breastfeeding for infants from birth until six months, followed by introduction of nutritious and appropriate complementary foods with continued breastfeeding for up to two years and beyond.
b. Promote appropriate feeding practices for the family especially pregnant and lactating women at facility and community levels.
SO4. To strengthen preventive measures against nutrition related diseases
Policy: Antenatal, Post natal and the Family Package services should be promoted and introduced at the community level especially through outreach clinics
SO5. To provide curative services to individuals who are either malnourished or present a condition requiring diet therapy.
a. Patients in hospitals should be provided with optimum dietary services to complement their clinical management.
b. Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) approach should be integrated into child survival and development initiatives
c. Supplementary feeding programme should be integrated to ensure continuum of care for malnourished children.
SO6. To institute nutritional surveillance system for monitoring the food and nutrition situation in the country.
Policy: A regular and coordinated food and nutrition system that assists in long term health and development planning, programme management, timely warning and design of intervention programmes should be instituted
SO7. To promote operational research and periodic surveys into food and nutrition issues
Policy: Effective operational research and periodic surveys aimed at improving food security and nutrition should be integrated into programmes of relevant research institutions
SO8. To coordinate activities of relevant agencies involved in food and nutrition issues
Policy: Nutrition Division of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation should ensure that activities to address nutrition issues are reflected in plans of other programmes of the Ministry and implemented in a coordinated manner< /p>