DHAKA, Dec 26, 2020 (BSS) – Agriculture Minister Md Abdur Razzak today laid emphasis on creating awareness among all, particularly youths to ensure nutrition security.
“As youths make up a large portion of the entire population, they need to be educated on food values to maintain their nutritional status,” he said this while addressing the inaugural function of ‘Nutrition Olympiad 2020’ virtually this morning, said an official release.
The day-long ‘Nutrition Olympiad 2020’ is being held under the theme ‘Building a Nutritious Digital Bangladesh under the Leadership of Youth’.
The poor or low-income people cannot afford to buy sufficient amount of nutrition enriched-food, Razzak said adding, social safety net programme should be widened alongside increasing scopes of earning.
The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken various timely steps to ensure nutritional security, he said. Various initiatives have been taken under various sector-based policies including ‘Food Security and Nutrition Policy 2020’ and ‘National Nutrition Action Plan 2018-2025’, Razzak added.
“The government is working relentlessly to ensure nutrition security through the implementation of nutrition-sensitive agricultural policies and programmes.