The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP and the UAE’s Food Security Office have partnered up to launch the National Nutrition Guideline.
Developed in coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Gulf Nutrition Committee aims to improve the nutritional status of the UAE community for a more sustainable and healthier future.
It also aims at reducing the prevalence of chronic and malnutrition diseases, bringing down non-communicable disease mortality rates, and encouraging individuals to engage in physical activities to step up food safety efforts.
According to the government news agency WAM, "Implementing this guideline would help minimise treatment costs, ensure safety and health of new generations, increase the efficiency of production for all members of society, achieve food security in the country, enhance life quality and sustainability."
Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, the Minister of Health and Prevention, said: "We are expecting that the National Nutrition Guideline will help curb rates of chronic diseases, improve the outcomes of the national health indicators, and reduce obesity among children and adolescents as per the National Agenda 2021."