Enhance babies’ food with micronutrient powder-Nutrition Officer

Mr Ebenezer Gyasi, Birim Central Municipal Nutrition Officer on the Municipal Health Directorate has advisable to folks so as to add Micronutrient Powder to infants’ meals to advertise their optimum development.

He mentioned micronutrient powder contained zinc, iron and vitamin A and was in an encapsulated kind that ought to be sprinkled over common meals as soon as a day.

He mentioned it enhanced meals with micronutrients, however not interfering with the style, including, “It is given to infants between the ages of six months and 23 months outdated.”

Mr Gyasi was talking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on the climax of this yr’s Child Health Promotion Week commemoration at Akim Aboabo on the theme: “Sustaining Child Health Service within the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.”

Mr Gyasi mentioned mother and father may get micronutrient powder at well being amenities throughout the nation whereas training on its advantages and utilization got by nurses.

The Ghana Health Service with help from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is implementing the Micro Nutrients Powder for youngsters.

Mr Gabriel Gaisie, Municipal Assistant Nutrition Officer, added that vitamins’ deficiencies akin to iron, folic acid and zinc induced anaemia resulting in extreme penalties on the psychological, bodily and social growth of youngsters.

He urged mother and father having youngsters between the ages of six months and 5 years outdated to take their wards to well being amenities for vitamin ‘A’ supplementation which boosted the immune system.

At the climax of the week celebration, Mr Eric Ofori, an official from the Birth and Death Registry within the Birim Central Municipality, referred to as on mother and father to register their youngsters at beginning, stressing, it was a baseline to seize the information of youngsters.

Ms Theresah Nyamekye, Municipal Health Promotion Officer referred to as on mother and father to adjust to the COVID-19 security protocols on social distancing, carrying of nostril masks and frequent handwashing with cleaning soap underneath working water.

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