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The Importance Of Men In Childcare And Nutrition

The Importance Of Men In Childcare And Nutrition

In Malawi, as in many other patriarchal societies, women have historically been responsible for housework, food and childcare. Women’s household responsibilities have often left them with heavier workloads than men. A recent report showed that the time Malawian women spent caring for children was six times higher than men. The women’s multiple roles and responsibilities typically prevented […]

More Women Owning Agricultural Land In Africa

More Women Owning Agricultural Land In Africa

 Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems. During a high-level event on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the African Union (AU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. (FAO) reviewed the persistent […]

Sustainable Development Goals And The Struggles Of African Women

Sustainable Development Goals And The Struggles Of African Women

 We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted. We worry about eating properly, and yet in many countries , poor nutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies are increasingly common. This trend is taking place in the Americas, Oceania, […]

Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Coffee is increasingly earning scientists’ approval. Studies continue to suggest that the beverage may have some beneficial effects on health. In the latest analysis, published in the BMJ, researchers scanned nearly 220 studies on coffee and found that overall, coffee drinkers may enjoy more health benefits than people who don’t drink the brew. The scientists, […]

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Family members play an important role in helping teens improve or maintain healthy eating habits. It’s much easier to cook, shop, and prepare tasty and nutritious meals and snacks when everyone is working towards similar health goals. Here are some nutrition and wellness tips for you and your family: Be a good role model. Teens […]

Osinbajo Inaugurates National Council On Nutrition

Osinbajo Inaugurates National Council On Nutrition

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, in Abuja inaugurated the National Council on Nutrition, and the 2017 Global Nutrition Report. Inaugurating the Council at the Vice President Conference hall, Presidential Villa, Osinbajo said Nigeria must make speedy and visible progress in its fight against hunger, malnutrition and other nutritional challenges. He noted that as Council […]

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 […]

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