Preferred Name

Garima Pokhrel

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Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


School of Nursing


Jeannie Corey

Malinda Whitfield



Background: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID 2021) data finds that in Nepal 17 percent of women between the ages of 15-49 and 30 percent of adolescent girls of age 15-19 years are underweight; and 36 percent of children under the age of 5 were stunted in Nepal in 2016.

Objective: To review Nepal’s current National Nutrition Policy and provide evidence-based recommendations to amend the policy in order to improve nutritional outcomes of the prenatal population and children under the age of 5 years.

Methods: Bardach’s Eightfold Path to Policy Analysis Methodology and the Sustainable Diet Framework were utilized to complete this policy analysis.

Result and Conclusion: Three alternative options to the current Nepal’s National Nutrition Policy (2019) are discussed, evaluating each option against the five domains of the Sustainable Diet Framework (SDF). The options were: i. maintaining the status quo by continuing the National Nutrition Policy implemented in 2019; ii. integrating interventions of nutrition-sensitive program, such as the Suaahara project in Nepal or Gikuriro project in Rwanda, in Nepal’s nutrition policy; iii incorporating interventions of nutrition-specific programs, such as the Assessment and Research on Child Feeding (ARCH) initiative, in Nepal’s nutrition policy and

Keywords: Maternal-child malnutrition, Suaahara, ARCH initiative, Nutrition-Sensitive, Nutrition-Specific

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