Country-wide nutritional advisory services
State or semi-public organisations run national and/or regional nutrition information campaigns for all age groups of the population.
A particularly important aspect of supporting the provision of nutritional advice is teaching teachers and schoolchildren. The provision of nutritional advice needs a reliable organisational background. A regionally adapted combination of face-to-face talks, printed material, radio, TV and internet is crucial.
- Acceptance / Recognition of the local population
- Appropriate supply of the different food groups recommended by the World Health Organisation
- Clear responsibilities in public authorities
- Close collaboration and knowledge sharing with schools
- Close cooperation and knowledge sharing with local advisory services
- Participation of all stakeholders involved, e. g. science / research, agricultural advisory services, civil society, public and private sector (incl. farmers and their interest groups)
- Skilled / specialised personnel to man the respective institutions / provide the respective services
- Specialised courses at local universities
- Training opportunities for nutritional advisors
Possible Negative Effects
- Advisory services and information campaigns do not take the domestic production situation into account
- Differences between urban and rural areas are ignored