Food-based dietary guidelines - Bangladesh

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Offline Raisa

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Food-based dietary guidelines - Bangladesh
« on: May 02, 2018, 11:55:28 AM »
The guidelines are directed at the general public. The document includes messages for appropriate feeding of children under 2 years of age.

Food guide

Bangladesh uses a food pyramid divided into five levels of consumption. At the bottom of the pyramid is rice, bread and other cereals to be eaten liberally. On the second level one finds vegetables and fruits to be eaten liberally too. Then comes fish, meat, eggs and pulses followed by milk and dairy products, all to be eaten in moderation. Fats, oils and sugar are at the apex of the pyramid and should be eaten sparingly.


Eat a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods at each meal.
Consume moderate amounts of oils and fats.
Limit salt intake and condiments and use only iodized salt.
Consume less sugar, sweets or sweetened drinks.
Drink plenty of water daily.
Consume safe and clean foods and beverages.
Maintain desired body weight through a balanced food intake and regular physical activity.
Practise a healthy lifestyle with right cooking and healthy eating.
Eat additional food during pregnancy and lactation.
Practise exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and start adequate complementary foods in time.

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Re: Food-based dietary guidelines - Bangladesh
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018, 04:23:26 PM »
its quite monumental in respect for Bangladesh to have a dietary guideline tailored only for the population of this country, but there is a long way to go. I feel the guideline is quite similar to the rudimentary guidelines that were once followed in Western countries. They realised that a pyramid form is not the most appropriate and the now they have adopted a plat design to depict the ideal way designing their diet. Therefore more work is required from our end.
Tasmia Tasnim
Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering
Daffodil International University

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Re: Food-based dietary guidelines - Bangladesh
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 01:01:08 AM »