Thank you for the invitation to contribute to "UN Decade of Action on Nutrition 2016-2025: priority actions on nutrition for the next five years".
My comments are as follows; I proposed to add the following key priority areas under mentioned Action areas;
Action Area 1: Sustainable, resilient food systems for healthy diets
To ensure resilient it should not only capture the deceases but also climate change and disaster impact on food. Hence priority on increase climate resilient food production is timely and vital.
Further,at the same time add a priority to reduced production on highly processed and geneticaly modified foods.
Action Area 2 and 3: Aligned health systems providing universal coverage of essential nutrition actions and social protection and education
Presenting nutritional fact of each and every food produced and genetically modified is important. Increasing awareness on negative impact of highly processed, modified and junkfood among young generation. also important.
impose taxes on artificial and GMO's while subsidies for organic foods.
Action Area 4: Trade and investment for improved nutrition
Improve social corporate responsibility of food producers, importers and investers should be prioritized.
Action Area 6: Strengthened governance and accountability for nutrition
Improving institutional frameworks and consumer protection laws and regulatory areas of developing countries also an important area to improve.
Dr. Sajeevani Weerasekara