PUTRAJAYA: A Nationwide Diet Coverage 2.0 has been put in place to enhance and preserve the dietary well-being of the individuals, significantly in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The coverage, launched by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) can also be aimed toward strengthening the nation’s meals safety, decreasing the prevalence of non-communicable ailments (NCDs), in addition to additional enhance our dietary and dietary standing.
“To attain the goals of this coverage, 13 methods have been formulated to make sure the dietary well-being of the individuals,” he mentioned in the course of the digital launch yesterday.
Consistent with the coverage, Muhyiddin mentioned the federal government had additionally reviewed the Nationwide Diet Motion Plan 2016-2025 in order that the nation would have a wholesome era by making certain that dietary well-being begins from an early age.
He identified that fast socio-economic improvement and modifications in way of life and dietary practices had affected the individuals’s dietary well-being and had modified the polarity of diseases and ailments within the society.
“This has brought about the nation to face a double burden in malnutrition with the rise in weight problems charges in any respect levels of age and the problem of lack of vitamin amongst kids aged 5 and under, which requires severe consideration.
“To sort out the problem of malnutrition amongst kids and adolescents, a committee involving numerous stakeholders will likely be fashioned,” he mentioned.
Muhyiddin additionally identified that other than NCDs attributable to dietary habits, reminiscent of diabetes and hypertension, it’s estimated that in 2030, Malaysia will obtain “ageing nation” standing with 15.3% of its inhabitants aged 60 and above.
“With the worrying figures exhibiting an upward development, prevention and management of the ‘double burden’ pose a problem to the nation’s healthcare.
“Efforts to battle and convey all malnutrition points to an finish requires a coverage that’s sustainable and includes all sectors, be it authorities, non-public, industries, in addition to the Malaysian individuals themselves,” he mentioned.
The coverage, added the Prime Minister, have to be carried out in step with the “whole-of-government and whole-of-society” idea.
In the meantime, Well being Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba mentioned the primary Nationwide Diet Coverage was accredited by the Cupboard in 2003 and was reviewed in order that it might handle present points and the newest developments regarding malnutrition.
He mentioned the Nationwide Diet Coverage 2.0 was well timed because the nation and other people face challenges led to by the pandemic.
“Other than vaccination, wholesome consuming is essential and must be given emphasis to construct the physique’s resilience in direction of infectious ailments,” he mentioned.