In March 2013 the Ministry of Public Health, WHO and UNICEF began operationalizing a sentinel site-based national nutrition surveillance system (NNSS) in Afghanistan in coordination and partnership with the Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and the Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS) implementers and other service providers. Funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), the project seeks to establish a sentinel site-based nutrition surveillance system that covers all 34 provinces of the 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.