The Global Nutrition Report of 2017 recently released that over 58 million African children are STUNTED (shorter and less developed than their age) while a whooping 10 million children are OVERWEIGHT and some are WASTING.
Observations from the report, by other expert bodies suggest that Nigeria bears close to 25% of the whole figure.
This simply, according to experts suggest that some parts of the 140 African countries researched, a handful are being FED with foods inappropriate for their age, while some dont have access to good foods enriched with the adequate micronutrients especially iron and protein. 😊
Simply put, we have a number of children who need to be reached with NUTRIENT-DENSE foods, and also those who need to be reached with ADEQUATE INFORMATION, because they can afford at least a quantity of properly-cooked food for their children.
For us, this is a wake up call that the issue of malnutrition is not a one-man job and we need to be alert on the dangers of this scourge which includes, low human capital development from hungry children performing poorly at school, performing below capacity at school and at work as they grow.
We need to USE THE FOODS WE GROW and nourish it properly, and that is ONE OF OUR PILLARS at Augustsecrets.
If 50,000 or more of us can begin FROM AUGUSTSECRETS to imbibe basic precautions like PROPER HYGIENE, FEEDING OUR CHILDREN PROPERLY, ALLOWING A BALANCE FOR REST & PLAY & CONSISTENT FEEDING OF THE RIGHT FOODS, WE HOPE THIS FIGURES WOULD BE REDUCED.
WORK WITH YOUR CHILD'S DOCTOR AND ENSURE THE CHILDREN ARE TAKEN FOR CHECK UPs and the foods are properly combined. MALNUTRITION IS NOT ONLY AMONG THE 'POOR'
We are working harder to remain committed to this course using our FOODS and RESOURCES like our MEAL PLAN BOOK. 😁
So help us God.