Consistent with its five-year strategic plan the general objectives of the Nutrition Unit in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment are:

  1. To measure and monitor nutritional status and other critical nutrition indicators in vulnerable and other population groups to guide the planning, delivery and impact evaluation of nutrition programmes and dietetic service.

  2. To set nutrition standards and develop and implement effective nutrition intervention policies and programmes aimed at improving food and nutrition security and preventing and managing nutrition-related health conditions in vulnerable population groups.

  3. To develop and implement training, information, education and communication programmes in foods, nutrition and dietetics.

  4. To provide quality dietetic service aimed at preventing and managing nutrition-related health conditions at the individual level.

  5. To strengthen the capacity to plan, implement and evaluate nutrition programmes and projects; and to manage and co-ordinate the delivery of dietetic service through the provision of appropriate organisational frameworks, management systems and adequate human, technical, financial and other resources.