The National Co-ordinator of School Health Educational Programme (SHEP), of The Ghana Education Service, Nana Esi Inkoom, said, the introduction of Nido Nutrition Day by Nestle Ghana has positively contributed to the reduction in underdeveloped children as well as increase in academic performance.
According to her, the partnership between the two aims at eradicating malnutrition in pregnant and lactating mothers. She urged players in The Food and Beverage Industry to help in achieving the goal.
The National Co-ordinator spoke to XYZ News as part of activities marking the twenty fourth edition of Nestle Nutrition Day.The initiative by Nestle Ghana, sought to achieve and promote academic excellence among children of school going age.
The core motive, according to the Ghana’s premier Company in nutrition health and wellness, Nestle Ghana, is targeted at reaching mothers, to ensure children are fed well, taking into account, the essential nutritional values, needed for the growth of the children.
In statement read on behalf of The Country Manager of Nestle, Freda Duplan, The Co-operate Communications Affairs Manager Aarone Fenu, said, the programme have been able to cover, over eleven thousand mothers nationwide.
He envisages increasing their coverage to help in reducing the micro nutrient deficiencies by close of this year. He stressed that Nestle is committed to improve its creating shared value to the admiration of all.
On his part, The Category Development Manager, for Powdered Milk, at Nestle Ghana, Samuel Adjei-Yeboah, said, the program will be reviewed to meet the needs of children and mothers.
Bernice Addo, a lactating mother won souvenirs worth 500.00 Ghana Cedis, from Nestle and stationary for her class two pupil, Leon Addo of Kaadjanor Cluster of Schools for being first in the Nestle Nutrition Quiz.
Source: radioxyzonlin.com/ Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah.