Nov 01, Colombo: Sri Lanka, recognizing the need to produce a healthy population, has formulated a plan to increase nutrition level of people.
The government has observed that the country has entered a phase of rapid growth and development and therefore, the workforce has to be transformed into a productive human resource which is physically and mentally fit to meet the challenges.
The government says the general population needs to have adequate nutrition intake for them to be healthy and productive.
According to the government, improvement of nutrition of all age groups and segments of the population up to the required level needs intervention not only from the health sector but also from stakeholders from other sectors such as education, Agriculture, livestock etc.
Recognizing that improvement in nutrition requires a multi- sectorial approach the Sri Lankan government has proposed a Multi-Sector Action Plan for Nutrition.
The Multi-Sector Action Plan for Nutrition comprises activities formulated by a panel of experts under the guidance of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in keeping with globally accepted standards for nutrition.
President in his capacity as the Chairman, National Nutrition Council has proposed the Multi-Sector Action Plan for Nutrition and the cabinet has given approval to proceed with its activities.