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NESTLE List ways to Tackle Iron Deficiency in Nigeria

Towards tackling under nutrition which is high in Nigeria with a particular focus on Iron deficiency in young children and women of child-bearing age, Nigeria have been urged to consume foods that are rich in macronutrients such as Iron, Vitamin A, Iodine and Zinc as they are essential for growth.

This facts was re-established during a Nestle Scientific Symposium tagged ‘Preventing Iron Deficiency in Nigeria’, a Consultant Paediatrician with LUTH, Prof. Edamisan Temiye, revealed that foods like Ewedu, meat, fish and egg are very rich in essential nutrients that can help tackle Iron deficiency.

The MD/CEO of Nestle Nigeria Plc, Mr. Dharnesh Gordha, said Iron deficiency is the most common form of macronutrients deficiency in Children worldwide and ultimately a significant cause of anemia.

Way Forward: He suggested the use of fortified weaning food, Iron fortified formulas, food naturally rich in bioavailable iron such as meat or the use of supplements.

What are you waiting for, put this information into use today! 

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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