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Nutritional guideline in bangladesh
Nutritional Guideline in Bangladesh
Current Food Based Dietary Guidelines•Eat a variety of foods everyday.•Promote the advantages and importance of breastfeeding•Ensure food intake to maintain desirable body weight•Eat clean and safe foods•Eat moderate amounts of foods and oilsSource: FAO
Current Food Based Dietary Guidelines (Cont……)• Consumption of fresh spices, lemon and sour fruits.• More consumption of whole grains foods than processed foods.• Less consumption of fats, proteins.•Increase frequency of use of leafy and yellow-orange vegetablesand fresh fruits.• Increase household production of green vegetables and fresh fruits. Source: FAO
Strength of the current Guidelines• Addressing the importance of breastfeeding•Hygiene of food•Complementary foods•Using Iodized salt•Mental health•Drinking safe water• Increase of cereal products
FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization)FAO.org
Weakness of the Dietary Guidelines• Didn’t mention about the amount of water/day• Because of low literacy, the nutrition knowledge don’t reach to everybody.• Not much discussion about diary products consumption.• Increase of food adulteration .
Nutrition & REOPA Project: UNDP Bangladesh• Bread, other cereals and potatoes - select something from thisgroup at every meal.•Meat, fish and alternatives - select something from this group twiceper day.• Fruit and vegetables - select five portions every day including fruitjuice as possible.• Milk and dairy products - eat one pint milk/day or equivalent in milkproducts.•Food containing fats and sugar should be eaten in moderationunless one is trying to increase the energy intake.• Drinks - 8 to 10 cups of fluid/day or as advised by doctor
Nutrition Action Organization•FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization.•Project Task Force (PTF)•Capacity Strengthening Team (CST) & DistrictOffices• Upazila REOPA Committee•UP – Project Management Committees•NGOs
Recommendations to improve Dietary Guidelines• Spreading of knowledge should start from primary schoollevel.• Media can advertise nutritional food consumption.• Family holder should be care about maintaining healthy diet oftheir family members.• Government and NGOs can arrange more campaigns andworkshops.