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Developing Food-basedDietary Guidelines

A Manual from the English-speaking Caribbean








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    Zambia Food Based Dietary Guidelines
    Technical Recommendations 2021
    2021
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    These are Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs) that define what a healthy diet means to Zambians. FBDGs are evidence-based recommendations that give advice on foods, food groups and dietary patterns that will provide the required nutrients to the public to promote overall nutrition, health and prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The FBDGs recommendations are accompanied by a series of nutrition messages and related visual illustrations, which represent what a healthy diet means targeting the public. FBDGs establish a basis for public food and nutrition, health and agricultural policies and nutrition education programmes to foster healthy eating habits and lifestyles. The development followed the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) ten-step systematic process. The Zambia Ministry of Agriculture led the development process with technical support from FAO through a TCP. About 44 members of the multi-sector technical working group represented by 21 government and non-government institutions were part of the FBDGs development process.
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    Food, Nutrition and Agriculture 2001
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    In many parts of the world, people are changing their lifestyles as, moving to urban areas, they adopt new diets and more sedentary behaviour patterns. Because energy intakes exceed energy expenditures, for some people obesity is becoming more common. Obesity is associated with serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer. For poor communities and countries, the prevalence of both obesity and undernutrition within the same population can make improvi ng nutrition and health even more complex. In this issue of Food, Nutrition and Agriculture, two articles discuss the relationships between social and economic change and obesity. Preventing obesity and other nutritional problems requires mass education. A third article describes strategies that nutritionists in developing countries use for developing food-based dietary guidelines.
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    National food-based dietary guidelines for Afghans
    A manual
    2016
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    Diet is one of the single most important contributors to health, but also to disease. Food-Based Dietary Guidelines (FBDGs) provide information on healthy eating and lifestyle aimed at preventing all forms of malnutrition, including non­communicable diet-related diseases and keeping people well-nourished and healthy. The FBDGs is a fruit of joint efforts and collaboration made by mainly four institutions: the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), the Ministry of Education (MoE), and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The development, promotion and dissemination of FBDGs for Afghans is an important part of the strategy of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) for improving the nutritional status of the Afghan population. Its realization is in accordance with the Ministry's mission of improving the health and nutritional status of the Afghan people. The aim is to achieve this in an equitable and sustainable manner, through the provision of quality health services, advocacy for the development of healthy environments and living conditions, and the promotion of healthy eating and lifestyles.

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