About Us

enrich­ing the lives of Nepalis through better nutrition

Nutrition Promotion and Consultancy Service (NPCS) is a national-level Nepali not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the wellbeing of women and children in Nepal through good nutrition. Based in Kathmandu, we work directly with communities across Nepal to reduce malnutrition and raise awareness about healthy eating. Through education and a food-based approach, we empower individuals to improve their own wellbeing and create long-term change. Our vision is to see all people in Nepal living in well-nourished and thriving communities.

NPCS is reg­is­tered with Lal­it­pur Dis­trict Admin­is­tra­tion Office.

NPCS is affil­i­ated with the Nepal Government’s Social Welfare Council and com­plies with gov­ern­ment rules and leg­is­la­tion for non-gov­ern­men­tal organisations.

How we work

Community-level projects

We work directly with target com­mu­ni­ties across Nepal to improve nutri­tion through edu­ca­tion and support. The first 1000 days of a child’s life — from con­cep­tion to toddler years — are vital for laying the foun­da­tion of a healthy life. That is why we focus on the health of mothers and chil­dren, living and working with com­mu­ni­ties over several years to see long-term change.

Our goal is to see people using knowl­edge to change their own behav­iour. Through edu­ca­tion, public events and our food-based approach, we promote good nutri­tion by helping people under­stand basic nutri­tion con­cepts, encour­ag­ing a healthy diet of locally avail­able food, and explain­ing how to prevent and manage malnutrition.

We carry out regular growth mon­i­tor­ing for young chil­dren and follow-ups for mal­nour­ished kids. We provide support and spe­cialised coun­selling for preg­nant women and new mothers about how to stay healthy and keep their baby well-nour­ished. And to safe­guard long-term change, we train local groups and empower leaders to con­tinue pro­mot­ing good nutri­tion in the community.

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Nutrition Training

We provide train­ing for staff of health and devel­op­ment organ­i­sa­tions to improve their ability to conduct com­mu­nity-level nutri­tion activ­i­ties. Our train­ing uses NPCS’s food-based approach to good nutri­tion and is tai­lored to suit the needs of participants.

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Publishing nutrition resources

We publish and dis­trib­ute health and nutri­tion resources in Nepali lan­guage which are used through­out the country. Our pub­li­ca­tions include posters, flipcharts, pam­phlets, books and reports.

Research and advocacy

During our projects, we conduct research to better under­stand nutri­tion issues in Nepali com­mu­ni­ties. At a national level, we con­tribute our exper­tise to gov­ern­ment nutri­tion poli­cies and strate­gies. NPCS is a board member of Civil Society Alliance for Nutri­tion Nepal and Nepal Nutri­tion Foundation.

Consultancy services

We provide con­sul­tancy ser­vices to review the work of health and devel­op­ment organ­i­sa­tions in Nepal. Our con­sul­tancy pro­vides prac­ti­cal rec­om­men­da­tions for how organ­i­sa­tions can improve and develop their work to increase the reach of good nutrition.

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We believe in —

  • Eating healthy, locally grown food that makes our bodies strong and healthy 
  • Kids growing up well-nour­ished with lots of energy to learn and play 
  • Keeping āmā (mothers) and baccā (babies) healthy during and after pregnancy 
  • Encour­ag­ing people to grow their own food and cook healthy meals at home 
  • Enjoy­ing a bal­anced diet of deli­cious and nutri­tious food 
  • Empow­er­ing each person to make their own deci­sions and improve their life 
  • Encour­ag­ing people to share what they learn with their fam­i­lies and communities

“Showing care and compassion for each person and giving them the ability to improve their own life is at the heart of community-wide change.”

— Roshani Shrestha,
NPCS Exec­u­tive Director