Diet

Measuring the Pulse of Pulses: Improving Food Security in Sri Lanka

While Sri Lanka is recovering from its worst economic crisis since independence, significant concerns remain as 42% of the households still adopt food coping strategies which severely affect both quantity and the quality of protein consumption. Pulses are rich in quality and quantity of proteins, however, pulses comprise only 8% of Sri Lanka’s per capita protein supply. Also, the per capita availability of pulses for consumption in Sri Lanka through local production and imports is just over half the recommended quantity for a balanced diet. Against this backdrop, this blog analyses the trends in pulse production, consumption requirements, trade, and associated policy options to provide recommendations for sustainable pulse production to meet the dietary consumption and nutritional requirements of Sri Lanka’s growing population.

Malnutrition in Sri Lanka: A Persistent Problem

The current nutritional status of Sri Lanka is not satisfactory – and improving this remains a challenge. This blog by Priyanka Jayawardena examines the reasons for persisting malnutrition in the country and highlights the way forward.

“Let Food be Thy Medicine”

In this article, Samanthi Bandara takes a look at the importance and impact of healthy diets in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Towards Healthier Diets in Sri Lanka: The Role of Nutrition Labeling

In this article to mark World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2015 under the theme ‘Healthy Diets’, Raveen Ekanayake and Chayanka Wickramasinghe take a look at the importance of nutrition labeling to promote healthy diets.