Adequate nutrition is an essential prerequisite for maintaining health status. The critical role nutrition
plays in health and development warrants greater commitment and investment in nutrition. Uganda has
ratified a range of international covenants and committed itself to ending hunger and malnutrition.
Building on these commitments, the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda pledged to ensure food
and nutrition security for all Ugandans2 and the Uganda Food and Nutrition Policy (UFNP), adopted in
2003, expressly recognises the human right to adequate food for all. Efforts are also under way to adopt a
National Food and Nutrition Strategy and a Food and Nutrition Act within the framework of the National