The Nutrition Society of Nigeria said efforts are being made for key interventions and strategies to improve on nutrition in the country especially in states in the northeast where this is urgently needed.
This formed the crux of discussions at the 49th scientific conference on nutrition taking place in Abuja.
Tvc news Kemi Balogun reports that malnutrition has been on the front burner of discussions recently with advocates and experts calling for various interventions to lessen the grave burden severe acute malnutrition has on the country.
According to the world health organization, Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs.
Good nutrition is an adequate balanced diet combined with regular physical activity which is a cornerstone to good health.
Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced general
This 49th scientific conference on nutrition is taking place with the theme promotion of nutrition for sustainable development: the current trends and
Experts are hoping to bring the needed push to reverse the staggering statistics of malnutrition in the country by improving on interventions and
finding better ways of taming the tide.
The national council on nutrition was inaugurated in 2017 with the vice president Yemi Osinbanjo heading the council.
The improvement of nutrition remains critical through healthy dieting and strengthening health systems with innovations towards accelerating
nutrition across board.