Launch of Food and Dietary Guidelines for School-aged Children

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Lyonpo Dr. Tandi Dorji and the Head of Office of the World Food Programme (WFP) launched the Food and Dietary Guidelines for School-aged Children during the first National School Nutrition Day. The observation of the national day marks an important step in the joint initiative of WFP and the ministries of Education and Health towards reducing Non-Communicable Diseases and micronutrient deficiencies in Bhutan. WFP assists the Royal Government of Bhutan in improving the nutrition and health of the school children through more nutritious school meals made from local food, interactive nutrition education and parents/community support to promote better dietary and health habits among school children from 6-18 years.

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