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Nutrition Policy and Healthy China 2030 Building

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Nutrition and health care are the most efficient and cost-effective ways to promote growth and prevent diseases. The dramatic decrease in the prevalences of stunting and malnutrition in China is the result of rapid economic development and nutrition efforts. The improvement in the Chinese populations’ overall health status is consistent with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal of “ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition.” Recent healthy policies, such as “Outline of the Healthy China 2030 Plan” and “Healthy China Action Plan (2019–2030),” pivot the shift from medical care to nutrition and health promotion, which sets a series of actions and goals that point out direction to China’s nutrition policy improvement in the next decade. This paper systematically summarizes the China’s nutrition policy environment and governance, implementation and actions of a series of food and nutrition policies, as well as available professional development and public education relevant to the field of nutrition. The challenges and prospects of nutrition actions are also addressed to pave a path for future policy-making and better nutrition improvements to successfully achieve Healthy China 2030.

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Gao, C., Xu, J., Liu, Y. et al. Nutrition Policy and Healthy China 2030 Building. Eur J Clin Nutr 75, 238–246 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-020-00765-6

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