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Director’s Message

Welcome to the Nutrition Division website. Nutrition Division is a focal point in the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous medicine in the domain of nutrition and it coordinates inter-ministerial and multisectoral nutrition related activities, and additionally joining with UN agencies and other NGOs for the expansion of its services.

Nutrition Division as a directorate utilize its fullest effort to make Sri Lanka a nourished nation. Establishment of a website is a long felt need of nutrition division and it is my great pleasure to introduce our website to those who wish to explore more information on nutrition.

Nutrition Division is mandated to coordinate all the nutrition programs in the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine implement by the different institutions (Family Health Bureau, Health Education Bureau, Non-Communicable Disease control Unit, Estate & Urban Health Unit, Medical Research Institute, Young, Elderly & disabled Person’s Health Unit, Food Control Unit, and Provincial Health Authorities), other ministries and Non Governmental Organizations. Coordination is an integral element of management through planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation.  It harmonizes all the nutrition related activities so as to facilitate working together to achieve nutrition related goals under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month 2019 will be commenced in the month of June, under the theme of “I Know My BMI” with the intention of improving health and nutritional status of children and adolescents, through the prevention of overweight and obesity among school children.