The National Food and Nutrition Commission of Zambia is a statutory body established by Government through an Act of Parliament, Act No. 41 of 1967 under the Ministry of Health. It is a promotional and advisory organ to Government on matters concerning food and nutrition. Its aim is to improve the nutritional status of the people, with focus on vulnerable groups such as children, pregnant and nursing mothers.
The frame work within which NFNC operates is based upon the Act of Parliament and implemented by a strong administrative and professional back bone. For administrative and operational purposes, the NFNC reports to the Minister of Health. The Commission provides devolved structural support on a range of specific portfolio areas and advises the Executive Director on strategic planning.
The NFNC functions through five operational units namely: Nutrition Education and Communication Unit, Public Health and Community Nutrition Unit, Research and Planning Unit, Training and Collaboration Unit.
The NFNC is funded by the Government through the annual grants released by the Ministry of Health. As a statutory body, it is also free to receive aid from other sources for its operations.