A nation free from all forms of malnutrition

Implement evidence-informed nutrition interventions by working with relevant agencies and
partners to ensure universal access to effective nutrition actions and to healthy and sustainable
diversified diets.

Improve the nutritional status in all population groups; children under five, pregnant and
lactating women, adolescents, adults and the elderly through the implementation of evidence
informed sustainable interventions geared towards reducing the triple burden of malnutrition –
over nutrition, undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.

Program Components

1. Life Course Nutrition

  • Promotion of breastfeeding
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)
  • Growth Monitoring for children under five
  • Adolescent and school nutrition
  • Maternal nutrition
  • Adult and geriatric nutrition
  • Nutrition Rehabilitation

2. Micronutrient supplementation and Food Fortification

  • Vitamin A supplementation
  • Iron Folic Acid Supplementation including deworming
  • Multi-micronutrient supplementation for pregnant women
  • Salt Iodization
  • Rice and oil fortification
  • Point of use fortification with micronutrient powders for children 6-23 months.

3. Food safety

4. Technical advisor/ member to the following committees

  • Iodine Global Network
  • Food Fortification Task Force
  • National Nutrition Task Force
  • National CODEX Committee
  • School Feeding Technical Committee
  • Food and Drug Interphase Committee
  • International Baby Food Action Network

Name of staff and contact details:
Hari Prasad Pokhrel, Nutritionist, National Nutrition Program
Email ID: Contact No: 17492684