The need for a National Nutrition Policy is implicit in both the paramountcy of nutrition in development as well as in the complexity of the problem. Under nutrition is a condition resulting from inadequate intake of food or more essential nutrients resulting in deterioration of physical and health. This condition of under-nutrition reduces the work capacity and productivity amongst adults and it enhances mortality and morbidity amongst children. Such reduced productivity translates it into reduced earning capacity, leading to poverty and the vicious cycle goes on. This policy is viewed as a specific set of decisions with related actions established by a government and supported by special legislation.
Related Journals on Nutritional Policies
Nutrition Journal, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour.