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Development of recommended dietary allowance and food-based dietary guidelines for school-aged children in Cambodia







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    Food-based dietary guidelines for Barbados
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    The National Nutrition Centre has produced the Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Barbados with the aim of providing simple dietary information to assist individuals in making wise food and lifestyle choices. Good nutrition is essential for good health and wise food choices can aid in the prevention of common nutrition-related conditions such as obesity, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These diseases are all leading causes of death in Barbados.
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    Development of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines and Strengthening of Extension Services for Improved Food and Nutrition Security in Mozambique - TCP/MOZ/3704 2022
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    In Mozambique, the most important productive sector is the agriculture sector, based on smallholdings that are often farmed by female headed households According to the Census for Agriculture and Livestock 2009 2010 the country has 3 9 million smallholdings, averaging 1 5 ha and responsible for 95 percent of the country’s agricultural production The sector provides employment to 87 percent of the total population, more than 70 percent of whom live in rural areas, and contributes 25 percent to the gross domestic product Mozambique has a very high prevalence of chronic undernutrition, with a national average among children under five years of age of 43 percent, and with Nampula and Zambézia provinces reaching 51 and 46 percent (SETSAN Baseline, 2003 respectively At the same time, the country is experiencing an increase in overweight and obesity, associated with an increased risk of non communicable diseases that place an additional strain on the overburdened health system The high rates of malnutrition are attributed to many factors, including inappropriate and inadequate food intake, illness caused by poor hygiene and sanitation and limited access to quality health services, and an evolving food environment (particularly in urban and peri urban communities) Recognizing the seriousness of the situation, the government requested FAO support to strengthen capacity and improve resources in order to promote the utilization of food based approaches to improving food security, nutrition and health.
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    Development of National Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Botswana - TCP/BOT/3703 2022
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    African countries are undergoing a nutrition transition marked by changes in food consumption patterns and sub optimal diets Globalization, urbanization and changes in food supply and lifestyle have resulted in a shift in dietary habits, a loss of dietary diversity and the disappearance of traditional food cultures These changes, coupled with the increased availability and marketing of products of low nutritional value, highlight the need for consistent, simple and practical dietary guidance to enable populations to select healthy diets, to prevent disease and to guide countries in food, health and agriculture policy development A lack of awareness of nutrition and a limited ability to make healthy food choices are among the factors leading to a lack of dietary diversity The existence of both under nutrition and over nutrition, and the associated non communicable diseases ( indicate a need to inform the population of Botswana about healthy eating and healthy life styles In Botswana, the prevalence of stunting among children under the age of five was 25 9 percent in 2007 In 2006 15 2 percent of children under the age of five were obese In 2016 18 8 percent of adults in Botswana were overweight, and 11 8 percent were obese.

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