Malnutrition and vitamin and mineral deficiencies contribute to decreased learning capacity among infants and young children, reduced physical work capacity among adults, and increased morbidity and mortality among affected populations.
Poor nutritional status is a widespread and enduring public health problem in Afghanistan and seriously affects the health, productivity and development of our people. Overt clinical manifestations of essential nutrient deficiencies, including those that are very rare in other countries (e.g. scurvy) are common. We believe the mental and physical capacities of our population are significantly compromised by poor nutrition, and malnutrition is one of the most important underlying factors for the high rates of infant, child and maternal morbidity and mortality in our country.
Understanding nutrition is important because the food you ingest on a day-to-day basis will have an immense influence on how your body feels and functions. Nutrition is the key to good health. Good health is not imperative to physical health alone, it implies mental and social well-being as well. In short, it means a healthy body, also provides a healthy mind and spirit.
Knowing the facts about nutrition will also help you realise that fad or ‘yo-yo’ diets can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Learn from the resources available here, and enjoy the best of physical and mental health.