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Better-Fed Africa Will Be More Prosperous – Akinwunmi Adesina

Better-Fed Africa Will Be More Prosperous – Akinwunmi Adesina

Your Excellency, Mr. Vice President, Daniel Kablan Duncan; Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator of SUN Movement; Anthony Lake, Chair of the SUN Lead Group and Executive Director of UNICEF; Minister of Health of Côte d’Ivoire, Raymonde Coffie; Honorable ministers; Your Excellencies; Ambassadors and Heads of Diplomatic Missions; Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I […]

Nigeria Loses 100 Children and Six Women To Poor Nutrition Every Hour’

Nigeria Loses 100 Children and Six Women To Poor Nutrition Every Hour’

A Washington DC-based international health and enhanced food nutrition organization, HarvestPlus, has reported that Nigeria loses a whopping 100 children and six women every hour to lack of proper nutrition. The Chief Executive Officer of the body, Mrs Beverly Postma told a group of select journalists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA on […]

The Surprising Truth About Protein

The Surprising Truth About Protein

What comes to mind when you hear the word “protein?” If you were to say meat, you’re not alone. Most of us have been conditioned to equate protein with animal-based food. But did you know that at least 14% of the total calories of every plant are protein? Or how about that a cup of […]

An Extensive Call To Children’s Nutrition In Rwanda

An Extensive Call To Children’s Nutrition In Rwanda

Mothers have been urged to take care of their children’s nutrition as well as their own so as to make sure that children grow up in good health. The call was made by experts during mother’s day celebrations in Kigali organised by Africa Improved Foods, a manufacturer of nutritious foods for children and mothers, to […]

3 Ways to Boost Nutrition and Digestion for More Productivity

3 Ways to Boost Nutrition and Digestion for More Productivity

I used to think my lack of focus and difficulty being productive was a personality flaw. I’d put things off, feeling like I was in a fog. I couldn’t concentrate on tasks and just felt kind of dumb. And I thought it was “just the way I am.” Turns out, it had nothing to do […]

Why Eating Right and Exercise May Not Be Enough

Why Eating Right and Exercise May Not Be Enough

In high school, I was known as the healthy one because I ate well and exercised a lot. This always made me wonder, Then why do I feel so bad? Decades later, I would discover an unknown pillar of health and wellness: toxic exposures from consumer products. After D-Toxing my life (“editing” my life to […]

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

First lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday renewed her commitment to the girl child education by improving nutrition among them. She said this in Lilongwe during the official opening of the second 2016 International Food and Nutrition Research dissemination conference. “As I was listened to the presentation on how increased girl education is linked to improved […]

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

The Skinny On “Good” Fats

    When you hear the word “fat,” what do you think? It can definitely have a negative connotation, and we have been taught not to consume too much because of the impact it has on our health. But as we’ve been slowly starting to realize through recent health studies and articles, fat is not […]

These African Nations Have Weight Problems

These African Nations Have Weight Problems

Obesity is a health condition where a person has high levels of cholesterol, sugar or salt and insufficient nutrients. Poor dieting regimes, genetics or lack of physical exercises are major causes of the condition. In Africa, obesity has been on the rise in recent years due to a rapidly growing urban population across the continent. […]

Global Food Crisis Triggered Cultural Shift Towards Junk Food, Say Researchers

Global Food Crisis Triggered Cultural Shift Towards Junk Food, Say Researchers

Millions of people who struggled to pay for traditional staple foods like maize, rice and wheat when global food prices dramatically rose between 2007-2011 have switched to western-style processed “junk-food” alternatives that are high in sugars, fats and salt, a four-year study across 10 countries has found. The sudden rise and volatility in the price […]

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