Good nutrition for all

Good nutrition has human, social and economic benefits for individuals, families and the nation.  The Governments of Australia and Timor-Leste are working together to improve nutritional status of men, women, and children through multi-sectoral nutrition-sensitive programming.

The President’s Nutrition Program

The President’s Nutrition Program raises the awareness of the nutrition situation in Timor-Leste by rewarding achievements at the community level, and motivating and inspiring people to implement evidence-based nutrition programs to promote good nutrition.


The Hamutuk program aims to reduce the prevalence of stunting in children under two years of age through collective multi-sectoral and multi-partner actions. Hamutuk is working with the Government of Timor-Leste to strengthen nutrition capacity across partners.  The program is developing innovative online tools including an online platform to foster collaboration across sectors and mobile application to improve the scope and strengthening of messages to improve nutrition-promoting behaviours.