It's my pleasure to contribute to the creation of effective policies to support urban and peri-urban food systems in order to achieve food security and nutrition in the context of urbanization and rural transformation. The following suggestions are provided for your evaluation and consideration:
In case of urban settings for low income groups, awareness raising about the benefit of healthy food and its accessibility in the neighboring stores is needed. The adverse impact of trans fatty acids containing unhealthy food like Singara, Puri, which are frequently consumed around tea time at 11:0am and at tea break, should be stopped. The person responsible for making such unhealthy food might be encouraged and given some assistance to start a business selling healthier food.
In the rural settings, water logging and improper fecal waste management are the major source of microbial contamination in water and soil, which increases the risk of child stunting and wasting of children. Improving the household environment through safely managed water and sanitation, and hygiene practices may reduce the risk of child stunting and wasting. As a skilled employee earns more, development of skill in a specific area by each member of a family may enhance income generation as a whole to purchase healthy food.
A good understanding of cooking techniques can maintain an ideal level of nourishment.