Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education

Good nutrition in the first 1000 days of life

The first 1000 days of life, are from pregnancy to when your child turns age two. It is a critical period for brain development and bodybuilding. During this time, the brain and body are rapidly developing, and good nutrition is essential for optimal health. Why is good nutrition so important

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Why is children’s nutrition so important?

Good nutrition is essential for children's growth and development. It helps them to: Reach their full physical and mental potential Maintain a healthy weight Boost their immune system Reduce their risk of chronic diseases What are some of the challenges of feeding children healthy foods? There are a number of

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It’s all about your child’s nutrition

We know that feeding your children healthy foods can be a challenge. There are so many temptations out there, and it can be hard to keep up with all the latest research. We are here to help!On this blog, we’ll share practical tips and advice on how to feed your

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Japan supports WFP to scale up nutrition programme in Ghana

ACCRA–The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of US$5 million from the Government of Japan which will enable the scale-up of an important programme addressing undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in Ghana. “We’re extremely grateful for Japan’s generous donation which will allow more pregnant and nursing

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Development and Sensory Shelf-Life Testing of KOKO Plus: A Food Supplement for Improving the Nutritional Profiles of Traditional Complementary Foods

Abstract Background: Providing nutritionally adequate complementary foods is essential in preventing malnutrition in young infants. Koko made from fermented corn dough constitutes the most common complementary food in Ghana. However, these do not meet the nutrient requirements. Objective: To develop and test the acceptability and shelf-life of an energy-dense complementary food supplement for improving

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Effect of the provision of a macro‐ and micro‐nutrient fortified complementary food supplement on nutritional status of Ghanaian infants

Abstract Background Only 13% of Ghanaian infants 6–23 months have a minimum acceptable diet. The study examined the effect of a macro‐ and micro‐nutrient fortified complementary food supplement (KokoPlus™) on growth and nutritional status of Ghanaian infants. Methods In a cluster randomized study, 38 communities were randomly assigned to three

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