Food and Nutrition News That Made Great Stories This Week

Food and Nutrition News That Made Great Stories This Week

Here are my top picks on food and nutrition, local and global news that made interesting read this week. Happy weekend. Malnutrition: FG launches 10-year food security, nutrition policy The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja launched a 10-year Agricultural Sector Food Security and Nutrition Strategy to combat malnutrition and food insecurity in the country. Read more… China Donates $5m to Fight Malnutrition in N’East Nigeria The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US $5 million contribution…

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How To Save Time and Money with Simple Meal Planning

How To Save Time and Money with Simple Meal Planning

You may not have thought that meal planning could be so easy and beneficial! And, yes it is! This is because it saves time and money. When you save money in earlier shopping, you use it to buy higher quality foods and more variety to cater for needs of every member of the family. One of the challenges of eating healthy is that busy families hardly find time to shop and cook nutritious and delicious meals. Unfortunately, our lives are getting…

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Top Nutrition Stories That Made Headlines This Week

Top Nutrition Stories That Made Headlines This Week

Here are my top picks on food and nutrition local and global news this week. Happy reading. Donald Trump is taking on Michelle Obama’s healthy food legacy Trump brags about eating fast food. Michelle Obama planted a vegetable garden at the White House. Now it seems the President is quietly trying to overtake the former First Lady’s vision for the future of food in America. Keep reading… Nigeria needs $912m to fight malnutrition – Expert Nigeria needs $912 million to…

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Gurasa: Hausa Local Bread

Gurasa: Hausa Local Bread

    In this recipe, I will eat my gurasa with local chicken soup as a starter for dinner. You can also serve gurasa as a snack.  

Attention! Let’s Stop These “Road Markets”!

Attention! Let’s Stop These “Road Markets”!

When I drive along the streets of many cities in Nigeria, I see “markets” in the middle of the road or by the roadside. The featured picture is taken in a city in northern Nigeria. Many things run through my mind and I wonder about the public health implications of this practice. I think about the food sellers and buyers exposed to moving cars while they sell and buy food produce respectively. I also imagine the safety and hygiene of…

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Rice And Groundnut Smoothie For Babies From 8 months

Rice And Groundnut Smoothie For Babies From 8 months

While you should have started your baby on a puree from 6 months, you can introduce smoothies to your baby from 8 months. Baby smoothies comprise of the following : Base cereal: rice, sorghum, oat Fruits: raw and ripe fruits (e.g banana and pawpaw) or cooked and soft (e.g, apple, mango) Vegetables: Soft and cooked (green beans, peas, carrots, sweet potato,) Diary: Whole milk yogurt (whole milk yogurt contains fat which is good for growth. It also contains calcium for…

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Homemade Carrot And Rice Puree For Babies

Homemade Carrot And Rice Puree For Babies

  Following exclusive breastfeeding, from birth to 6 months,  you should start a baby on food, usually, semi-solids from the beginning.  From 6 to 8 months, puree is a good food starter for a baby because babies can easily digest food made in this form at this age.  

Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot You May Not Know

Amazing Health Benefits of Beetroot You May Not Know

Beetroot is the tap-root part of the beet plant. It has other variant names such as table root, garden beet, red beet etc. Beetroot is found world wide-from North America, India, Asia, Africa to Poland and Eastern Europe. Beetroot is increasingly becoming a popular vegetable in Nigeria-more people add it to salads or make juice from it. Many times I go to buy vegetables, I see people ask the grocery seller to remove beetroot from their bag because they do not want…

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