UNICEF tasks parents on balanced diet for child development


THE United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on the parents, guardians and caregivers to imbibe the culture of good hygiene and balanced nutrition for rapid development of their children.

Its Desk Officer in Anambra, Mrs Chineze Ileka, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Awka.

Ileka said that good hygiene and balanced diet provide not only rapid child development, but protect children from childhood killer diseases.

“Good hygiene and balanced meal also make pregnant women carry their full pregnancy term successfully and be healthy enough to do any work to fend for their family.

“A lot of sensitisation on the essence of hygiene, female health and related matters, have been carried out in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA).

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