Law and Policy Gap Analysis to promote physical activities in Bangladesh Context
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Center for Law and Policy Affairs-CLPA Secretary Center for Law and Policy Affairs-CLPA Flat-A3, House-49, Road-13, Block-D, Banani-1213, Dhaka Bangladesh
Publication date: 2023-04-26
Popul. Med. 2023;5(Supplement):A1498
Bangladesh is one of the leading vegetables and fruit-producing countries in the globe,[1] [2] being now the world’s third-largest producer of vegetables.[2] [3] Although Bangladesh has entered the list of top 10 countries in the production of seasonal fruits,[3] [4] Bangladeshi people tend to consume very little fruits and vegetables. Given this evidence, it is important to understand the reasons behind the population’s low consumption of nutritious food, vegetables, and fruits despite the country’s adequate supply. However, it will be impossible to effectively promote healthy diets unless a set of different laws and policies that govern the healthy food supply chain is implemented simultaneously.

Intervention Method:
This policy briefing grounds on law and policy analysis, review of existing research and publications, and consultations with a variety of stakeholders. We are exploring the policy situation and analyzing thirity two (32) policies related to food from elaven (11) different ministries so far. During the policy analysis, it was determined whether any form of subsidy or assistance was provided to improve production, storage, transportation, marketing, and distribution of food. Six laws have been identified that regulate the promotion, advertising, and sale of unhealthy foods.

CLPA developed this policy brief to inform country stakeholders on the legal basis for the promotion of healthy diets as a policy tool to prevent NCDs in Bangladesh.

The law, through the adoption of regulation and fiscal policies, is a crucial part in this effort to transform food consumption patterns to promote healthy diets. ------------------------- [1] [5] [6] [2] [7] [8] [3] [9] [10] Links:------[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

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