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Considering the growing emphasis on food and nutrition education, as a result of the Zero Hunger strategy and the National Policy of Food and Nutrition, as well as the changes in the morbimortality of the population, it became fundamental to make reflections concerning food and nutrition education as a governmental action. In the Zero Hunger strategy, food and nutrition education is considered an structuring action, and consequently became, institutionally, part of the Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger (MDS), acting as an instrument to promote food and nutritional security. The Coordination responsible for developing educative actions in this Ministry has promoted two opportunities of reflection: and internal workshop, aiming to establish the institutional mark of food and nutrition education in MDS, and another workshop in the National Council of Food and Nutritional Security (CONSEA), aiming to subsidize a working group about healthy and adequate eating. As a result of these discussions emerged various recommendations and strategies as a base to educative actions in food and nutrition to be developed in the future, both by the government and the civil society. Among these recommendations we can highlight the importance of educative actions that promote autonomy for food choices, the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspective for actions, respecting the different cultures and valuing the food history and regional diversity, recognizing the popular knowledge and respecting the local biodiversity.
Palavras-chave : Public policies; Nutrition; Food and nutritional education.