National Nutrition Policy (NNP)

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The National Nutrition Policy (NNP) was first developed in Sri Lanka in 1986 and revised in 2004 and 2010. To address current nutritional problems of country, novel evidence has highlighted the importance of targeted nutrition specific and sensitive interventions targeting all stages of the life course which need to be implemented through all relevant sectors.

Revised NNP formulated by the Nutrition Division, Ministry of Health with active contribution from stakeholders from multiple sectors emphasize, the social behavior change communication for good dietary habits at household level  enabling to achieve food and nutrition security among all Sri Lankans.

What is the body mass index (BMI)?

The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out whether your weight is healthy.  BMI is calculated by dividing an adults’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared.  For example, A BMI of 25 means 25kg/m2. Read More