Nutrition is an essential basis for achieving sustainable societies.
Japan launched their national nutrition policy and has been promoting it even before the economic growth. Also, Japan has been building a society where "no one is left behind,“ by promoting the nutritional life-course approaches that support from infants to the elderly, the sick/wounded, and disaster victims.
Actions to improve nutrition outcomes vital to achieve SDGs
Nutrition not only helps people of all ages obtain good health condition, but also contribute to the development of the society by supporting various social activities, such as education and work.
Actions to improve nutrition outcomes can contribute to achieving all 17 goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially “Goal 2: Zero hunger” and “Goal 3: Good health and well-being” that cover nutrition and health challenges.
Japan launches, promotes nutrition policy even before economic growth
Japan faced various forms of malnutrition, such as nutritional deficiencies caused by food insecurity, non-communicable diseases（NCDs） increased along with the economic growth, and more complex nutrition challenges in aging society. And they have been tackling them by developing their policy according to the problems at the time. By doing so, the country achieved the tremendous economic expansion and became the world's top country for longevity.
Policy that supports throughout the life-course, the sick/wounded, and disaster victims
Japan has been building a thoughtful and resilient society where “no one is left behind,” by promoting the nutritional life-course approaches that support from infants to the elderly, the sick/wounded, and disaster victims.
Since Japan already has vast experience in addressing issues similar to challenges that many countries are facing today, the country believes that its knowledge on nutrition policy can be effectively utilized in those countries’ actions.