08 July 2015

16 businesses and non-Governmental Organizations have formed a new network that will help more Zambian children lead healthy and productive lives. The Scaling up Nutrition Business Network (SUN-SBN) aims to help the private sector increase its capacity to produce and process affordable, nutritious, Zambian foods and inform consumers about its value.

The businesses and NGOs are the

08 July 2015

Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Food Security and Nutrition and Coordinator of the SUN Movement and delegation leader, Dr. David Nabarro is impressed with Zambia’s political commitment to nutrition which he described as unquestionable.


Dr. Nabarro observed that huge efforts had been made in moving forward the nutrition agenda in Zambia, compared to his

09 February 2015

Pumpkins vary greatly in shape, size and colors. Giant pumpkins generally weigh 4–6 kg with the largest capable of reaching a weight of over 25 kg. Golden-nugget pumpkins are flat, smaller in size and feature sweet creamy orange color flesh.

Pumpkins, in general, feature orange or yellow color; however, some varieties exhibit dark to pale green, brown,

06 February 2015

Pineapple is a tropical, perennial, drought-tolerant plant that grows up to 5-8 ft in height and spreads around about three to four ft. It is essentially a short, stout stem with a rosette of waxy long, needle-tipped leaves.

The plant bears several long, oval to cylindrical fruits during each season from March until June.

The fruit is described as compound (multiple) type of




Welcome to NFNC Website

It’s our pleasure to welcome you to the National Food and Nutrition Commission’s Website. The National Food and Nutrition Commission, also referred to as the Commission, is a government parastatal set up in 1967 as an advisory body to the Zambian government on all matters relating to food and nutrition.
As a research and advisory body, we run various projects and programmes, some of which we implement directly or in partnership with other government ministries, international organizations, learning institutions, civil societies, NGOs, the private sector, faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, the media and many more who have nutrition at the centre of their heart, or can influence policies that support and nurture nutrition.

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