Saturday, May 21, 2022


All people living in Bhutan attain optimal health and development through adequate nutrition


To ensure physical and mental development through adequate nutrition, prevent disability or premature death from diet-related chronic diseases, and ensure the progression of Bhutanese population from healthy childhood to productive adulthood, and further into old age


  • To reduce the level of stunting in children under 5 from 33.5 to < 30% (SKRA -KPI)
  • To reduce underweight from 12.7% to 5%
  • To increase Exclusive Breast Feeding from 48.7 to 50%
  • To reduce anemia in children from 81% to < than 60%
  • To strengthen community based nutrition initiatives

Program mandates and core functions:

  1. To prevent macronutrient deficiency:
    • Dietary diversification
    • Child feeding and care practices
    • Growth Monitoring
    • Nutrition Rehabilitation


  1. To prevent micronutrient deficiency:
  • Iron deficiency Anemia control program
  • Iodine deficiency disorder control program
  • Vitamin A deficiency control program
  • Other vitamin supplementation

Contact points

  1. LaigdenDzed, Sr. PO, Nutrition Program
  1. KinleyWangmo, PO, Nutrition Program