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Unicef meeting touches on overweight, obesity problems in the sultanate

Unicef meeting touches on overweight, obesity issues in the sultanate

The meeting touches on the experiences of Oman in addressing higher levels of overweight and obesity problems. The other nations that are presenting their achievement stories contain Jordan, Egypt, Sudan and Palestine.

The multi-nation meeting aims at enhancing Early Childhood Nutrition by means of strengthened policies and programmes in the area, stated a press release.

It is getting organised by the Unicef Middle East and North Africa Regional Office. The 3-day meeting is getting guided by the Unicef’s Strategic Plan 2018-21 that reflects its new ambition for Maternal and Child Nutrition in help of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and its commitment to the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-25.

The other objectives of the meeting contain strengthening and understanding the value of investing in Early Childhood Nutrition.

This prevents all types of malnutrition and linkages with other sectors (water sanitation and hygiene and ECN in specific), talk about actions that policymakers, programme managers and other relevant stakeholders can take to produce an enabling atmosphere with relevant policies and solutions for Early Childhood Nutrition.

In addition, it is discussing actions for producing the nation office’s nutrition programmes a lot more sensitive to emergency response (i.e. enhancing synergies among improvement and emergency nutrition programmes), and initiate the improvement of nation-particular action plans in help of Early Childhood Nutrition.

It is also organizing to document achievement stories and lessons learnt from the area as component of commitment to understanding generation.

The meeting is discussing the Unicef Strategic Plan 2018-21, worldwide and regional trends and strategy of the nutrition circumstance and value of enhancing dietary diversity in young kids, the release added.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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