Nutrition

Poverty accounts for high level child malnutrition - Expert

Friday, May 19, 2017

Nigeria continues to record high rate of malnutrition as a result of poverty across the country, the Nutrition Specialist, United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) Philomena Irene has said.
 
Irene who made this known yesterday at a two-day UNICEF sponsored workshop with the theme, Investing in Child Malnutrition for the Future #StopchildmalnutritionNigeria in Yola, Adamawa State also said, most malnourished children come from poor home.

Organisation tasks nursing mothers on exclusive breast feeding

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has urged nursing mothers to observe the six-months exclusive breastfeeding for their children as a way of curbing child malnutrition in Nigeria.

 

The Organisation’s Nutrition Specialist in its Bauchi Field Office, Ms Philomena Irene, gave the advise at a two-day media dialogue on child malnutrition in Yola on Thursday.

 

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the dialogue was organised by UNICEF in collaboration with the Child Rights Information Bureau (CRIB) of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture.

‘Proper nutrition during, after pregnancy ensures mothers, babies wellbeing’

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Inadequate nutritional intake during and after pregnancy can lead to adverse health consequences later in life, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr Bartholomew Brai, have said.

 

 

Speaking during a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun, recently, Dr. Brai, advises all nursing mothers to eat balanced and varied diet with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals.

 

 

Experts stress importance of healthy nutrition

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Some nutrition experts have stressed the importance of eating healthy meals, during and after pregnancy, to prevent under-nutrition in mothers and babies.

 

The experts made the assertion at a Media Workshop organised by Nestle Nigeria plc. in Agbara, Ogun.

 

The theme of the workshop is: “Good Nutrition, a Way of Life’’.

 

Dr Bartholomew Brai, the National President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, said, “under-nutrition during critical periods in development can lead to adverse health outcomes later in life.

 

UNICEF: Kaduna has 1.6 million malnourished children – highest in Nigeria

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Over 1.6 million malnourished children are in Kaduna state, according to the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

 

 

Florence Oni, UNICEF’s nutrition specialist, disclosed this while presenting the state’s intervention score card at a two-day mid-year review meeting in Kaduna.

 

 

The figure shows the state has the highest number of malnourished children in Nigeria.