The Nutrition Action Classification System

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  5. The designation direct and indirect seeks to differentiate between nutrition-related actions that have a direct (specific) or indirect (sensitive) focus on nutrition. Those with a direct focus directly target nutrition, for example aimed at improving infant and young child feeding practices, food and nutrient intakes, nutrition-related health outcomes (stunting, wasting, obesity and diet-related NCDs etc), such as promoting and supporting breastfeeding, implementing food taxes and subsidies (food prices), treating severe acute malnutrition and integrating a nutrition counselling program for obesity therapy in the health system. Those with an indirect focus target broader factors that can affect and improve the causes and manifestations of malnutrition in all its forms, for example education, agriculture, social protection, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), infectious disease control and reproductive health.

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