“Good nutrition is very essential to everyone, especially growing children, as it is linked directly to their mental and physical growth and wellbeing,” said Dr. Chika Ndiokwelu, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, at the seminar in Umuahia. “Proper nutrition also supports the United Nations ‘Millennium Development Goals which focus on the eradication of poverty, hunger and malnutrition, as well as on improving maternal health and reducing child mortality,” added Dr. Ndiokwelu.
The seminars are being attended by many health and nutrition stakeholders, including doctors, nurses, midwives, principals, school teachers in physical and health education, and other health professionals. They are being held in locations including Onitsha, Umuahia, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Calabar and Uyo.
“The Cadbury Bournvita Nutrition Seminar series is aimed at helping to educate people and creating more awareness on nutrition in society,” Cadbury Nigeria Plc. Marketing Manager Chioma Afe said. “The Nutrition Society of Nigeria is a part of the seminar to help communicate the importance of good nutrition and helping society live in a healthier way.”