Stakeholders Consensus On Nutrition Policy for Better Maternal and Child Nutrition – Proceedings of ‘The Nutrition Education and Policy Workshop’ Held in KPK Pakistan

Atta Ullah Jan1, Zahid Hussain2, Iftikhar Alam1*

1Human Nutrition and Dietetics Department of Agriculture, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan.2Professor and Chairman, Agriculture, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan

*Correspondence Email Address: iftikharalam@aup.edu.pk; iftikharalam@bkuc.edu.pk

SUMMARY

A stakeholders’ consensus on nutrition policy for better maternal and child nutrition workshop was held in 2022 hosted by Human Nutrition and Dietetics Department of Agriculture, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, KPK, Pakistan. The main objective was to analyze the MDGs era and to particularly evaluate progress made in child and maternal nutrition during this period. Another objective was to formulate actions and measures in light of lessons learned during this period for a successful SDGs nutrition development and implementation in the country. the sub-objectives were 1) to discuss the situation of malnutrition that is confronting children and mothers; 2)  to elaborate on the ear of MDGs, when programs and projects on maternal and child nutrition were initiated and /or to further strengthen the pre-existing programs and projects; 3) to identify the primary and secondary stakeholders who have an influence in maternal and child nutrition programs; 4) to emphasis the importance of nutrition-sensitive programs parallel with nutrition-specific programs in the light of the evaluation of MDGs; and 5) to give recommendations for successful implementation of SDGs in Pakistan to address the  maternal and child nutrition. Stakeholders from both public and private sectors including researchers, academicians, students, teachers, representatives of NGOs and industries participated in this workshop. The last session was a general discussion session. The workshop was followed by a photovoice study using students as study subjects. The results of this study will be published as a separate report. In this paper, we present proceedings of the workshop in some details with an elaborate discussion at the end. 

Keywords: Maternal and Child Malnutrition, Nutrition Stakeholders, Nutrition Policy

Citation: Atta Ullah Jan, Zahid Hussain, Iftikhar Alam. Stakeholders Consensus On Nutrition Policy for Better Maternal and Child Nutrition – Proceedings of ‘The Nutrition Education and Policy Workshop’ Held in KPK Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2022; 10 (2): 61-86.

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.14206/canad.j.clin.nutr.2022.02.05

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