Our Programmes

Integration of Nutrition with other programs


Nutrition programmes are additionally integrated within other departments anddivisions such as Division of Health Promotion, National AIDSControl Program, TB/Leprosy program, Division of Non- Communicable Diseases and Community Health and Development Unit. There is significant effort to enhance collaboration across other line ministries to further enhance provision of nutrition services through other critical contact points acknowledging that the interventions of other ministries have a bearing on nutrition outcomes in relation to their interaction with the population. The Nutrition and Dietetics Unit works with other relevant line ministries on programs in those ministries that have direct impact on Nutrition. This includes;

Programmes


The Unit is comprised of several programs;

  • Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition
  • Micronutrient Deficiency Prevention and Control
  • Healthy Diets: Agri-nutrition
  • Healthy Diets: School and Adolescent Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food Security and Emergency Nutrition
  • Nutrition Commodities and Supplies
  • Capacity Development
  • Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation
  • Research in Nutrition
  • Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation

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Our Services


  • Development and dissemination of policies, guidelines, standards, legislations and regulations
  • Coordination of Nutrition stakeholders and actors implementing related actions
  • Capacity strengthening and technical support to counties for nutrition service delivery
  • Resource mobilization and related advocacy for implementation of nutrition priorities
  • Strengthen application of disaster risk reduction initiatives / frameworks and ensure timely, cohesive Emergency nutrition response
  • Management of Nutrition Information Systems for example management of routine data, assessments, and surveys
  • Ensure integrity and security of nutrition commodities

Key frameworks guiding provision of nutrition services:


  • Food and Nutrition Security Policy
  • National Nutrition Action Plan
  • Nutrition Capacity Development Framework
  • Nutrition Advocacy and Social Mobilisation Strategy
  • Food Fortification strategy
  • Maternal Infant and Young Child Nutrition Policy, Strategy, Guidelines
  • Breastmilk Substitutes Act and Regulation
  • National Guideliens for Helathy Diets and Physical Activity

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