By: Precious Wilson| Kuul FM News| June 19, 2017
A Guidance and Counseling Director at the Municipal Education Directorate, Lena Mawunyo Doh has urged parents and guardians to cultivate the habit of properly feeding their children with the right balanced diets.
According to her, most parents have become negligent towards the eating habits of the children most especially breakfast.
Madam Lena Mawunyo Doh who was speaking on behalf of the District Director of Education at the Nestle Nido Nutrition Day organized at the Ho Fiave Global Evangelical Primary School over the weekend observed that, most children come to school on empty stomachs which adversely affect their academic performance.
The Nido Nutrition Day which include a GHc500 scholarship scheme, is an annual event organized by Nestle Ghana that seeks to educate mothers and care givers on the importance of good nutrition through a series of talks, drama and games.
Madam Lena Mawunyu Doh was however hopeful that parents who participated in the event will efficiently practice good nutrition to the benefit of their wards.
Mr. John Dzikunooo, a Nutritionist who educated parents on the kind foods and fruits to feed children to also boost their immune system and provide them energy, stressed on the fact that children should not be allowed by parents to stay late in the night watching movies.
He also advised lactating mothers and pregnant women addicted to drinking alcohol to eschew such habits since its negative impact on the children can lead to serious health conditions.
Meanwhile, Madam Nyonator Joan, a parent who won the scholarship for her son, a pupil at the Ho Fiave Global Primary School expressed joy at the initiative and hoped it will be replicated to assist parents in providing the educational and nutritional needs of their children.
Nestle has made a global commitment to help reduce the risk of under-nutrition and by 2030, the brand anticipates helping 50 million children lead healthier lives, improve 30 million livelihoods in communities and set 42 public commitments towards 2020.