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Being a stakeholder and someone that had been at the forefront of Street Food Safety advocacy since 5th November, 2014, when I created a Street Food Forum on Facebook group. So I see it as a privileged when I was called upon to be part of the collaborative street food projects with Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands and Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) as a fieldwork enumerator.  

The project aimed to contribute to healthier diets among Nigerians by increasing the awareness of consumers to the numerous benefits of consuming more vegetables in their daily meals.  It was a great experience and a rewarding exercise as many patrons of these street vended foods key into it at both the baseline and intervention stage and the consumption pattern of green leafy vegetables has greatly increased during the follow up exercise. Learning, data collection and understanding the various factors that influenced consumers choice of a healthy diet is a take home knowledge for me.

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About The Author

Rasaq Oke

Rasaq Oke hold a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Honours degree in Food Science & Technology from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. He is a seasoned Food Technologist and Agribusiness expert with wide and rich industry experience that cut across reputable organization like Guinness Plc, Crown Cork and Seal, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (now Neimeth Pharmaceuticals), Livestock Feeds Plc. and Tantalizers Plc. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FOODDOTCOMACADEMY SERVICES, Managing Consultant with RESPITALITY CARE COMPANY (RCC), and Publisher/ CEO of FOODPRENEURS PUBLISHING COMPANY, the publisher of FOODPRENEURNEWS, a print and online food magazine ( Mr. Oke is an accomplished food entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, instructor, and facilitator. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and the Head,-Editorial Board of the NIFST Food Forum Magazine; An Executive Member of the Nigeria Association of Agricultural Journalist (NAAJ). He is an Full Member and Secretary of the Membership, Certification and Education Committee of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD). He a a Media and Communication Consultant to the Lagos State Fadama Coordination Office (SFCO) and the Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) in addition to being a Technical Partner to the Lagos State Consumer Protection Authority (LASCOPA). He is married with children and loves playing table tennis as well as travelling.

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