The Ministry of Health will launch a “Nutrition and Development” week from October 16-23, carrying the message of ensuring nutrition security and food safety for all people’s health.

The campaign is part of the ministry’s effort to realise the goals of the National Strategy on Nutrition in the 2011-2020 period and respond to the World Food Day (October 16).

A series of activities will be hosted during the week encouraging and teaching people how to eat more nutritious food and process food in the right way to preserve nutrition.

The public health departments in cities and provinces nationwide will coordinate with related agencies to popularise knowledge on gardening and husbandry as well as daily nutrition among families, especially those in remote and natural disaster-prone areas.-VNA