Ministry of Health Belize


Apr 21st
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The Nutrition Department is responsible for:

  • Coordinating and integrating the Ministry of Health's nutrition health plan into an intersectoral plan with relevant organizations
  • Initiating and directing the development of nutrition and dietetic education materials
  • Planning and supervising general in-service educational programs in nutrition
  • Developing and monitoring all nutritional services provided by the Ministry of Health
  • Providing nutritional counseling and ongoing nutritional education and
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles to the general public
  • Informing the general public and vulnerable groups on nutritional needs and risks
  • Developing technical norms, standards and protocols in nutrition and dietetics
  • Conducting research projects and surveys related to nutrition
  • Monitoring and reporting on the nutritional status of the population
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