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Jordan launches 2023-2030 National Nutrition Strategy...

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Amman — In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health on Sunday launched the National Nutrition Strategy 2023-2030 and its Implementation Framework, aimed at improving nutrition for all segments of society. did. report.Arabic

Governments and other stakeholders are committed to laying the groundwork for improved nutrition for all groups, in line with the royal vision of the need to achieve economic and social development goals.

He went on to say that the strategy will help governments and partners to improve nutrition in all segments of society to prevent malnutrition, overweight and obesity, micronutrient deficiencies, and diet-related non-communicable diseases. said it would serve as a roadmap for their efforts. To promote a healthy diet.

The minister said Jordan had made great strides in nutrition in recent decades, citing progress in tackling child malnutrition as evidenced by the low prevalence of stunting and wasting. Hawari also noted the success of plans to fortify salt with iodine and flour with iron and other nutrients to combat the prevalence of iodine deficiency and severe anemia.

59% of adults are overweight and obese

A national survey conducted in 2019 to assess micronutrient deficiencies and the nutritional status of Jordanian and Syrian refugees also found that the prevalence of anemia and vitamin A deficiency among children under five years of age had declined by 19% and 19%, respectively. It turned out to be 8%. Child stunting was 7%, wasting was less than 1%, and adult overweight and obesity was 9%.

The minister said the study found a decline in the prevalence of anemia among women of childbearing age and that vitamin A deficiency is not a public health concern. The study found that 63% of the population was deficient in vitamin D at the time of the study, while 11% and 19% were deficient in folic acid and vitamin B12, respectively.

The study also found that the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults is as high as 59%, and that low birth weight infants are not a public health concern, as the prevalence is less than 2%. did.

Jamila Al-Rabi, WHO Representative for Jordan, said: Dietary and lifestyle changes in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean region have led to the spread of unhealthy dietary patterns, resulting in an increase in obesity, diet-related noncommunicable diseases, low rates of exclusive breastfeeding and micronutrient deficiencies. I got

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