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“People are going with the impression that children from most rural communities across the country are hardly provided with a balanced diet,” noted Fatu Samah, a nutritionist.

She added that because of that circumstance some people could largely relate to poor economic situation and the lack of knowledge on better food preparation with nutrients and for the growth and well-being of their children. 

The professional also explained the necessity of food value, especially for children, as she detailed the processes involved in the preparation of nutritious food for children.

“In preparing a balance diet food for your children you don’t need plenty of cash in your possession as most of you are farmers and your produce can be processed into a food that contains all nutrients for appropriate growth of children,” Samah stated.

In local food preparation, Fatu encouraged community women to utilise benni, egg, fish and other agriculture produce mixed with potato leaves, adding that those were very essential for body building as well as improving the blood level of babies.

Salamatu Kargbo, a mother in the beneficiary community, expressed profound gratitude for the exercise, while pointing out the importance of the training. She stated that their traditional practice was to waist away the first breast milk after giving birth, but she added that owing to the training she learnt that the first breast milk was the first food for every child and was highly nutritious.

The training was regarded as part of a preparation for food security for children in the rural community, a situation they said could immensely improve the health of their children.

 

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