University Commits To Improve Nutritional Status Of Pupils

Victoria University (VU) Students on internship at Kamwokya Christian Caring Community (KCCC), Joanita Nalule, Rebecca Suubi and Daphine Kyampire, recently launched their brain child, a Nutrition Club at Miriam Duggan Primary school in Kamwokya. Miriam Duggan Primary school started by a Franciscan Missionary Sister for Africa, and Medical Doctor Sister Miriam Duggan who is a medical doctor, obstetrician gynecologist, has a vision to improve the quality of orphans and vulnerable children through equipping them with skills that will enable them identify and handle social, moral, spiritual and economical. In line with the school vision, the Nutrition club envisions a generation…
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KIDS GROWTH: Importance Of Dairy Products Emphasized

Fresh Dairy last Saturday thrilled attendees at the 7th CBA Vintage and Classic Auto Show with a Kids play area that also had an assortment of free Fresh Dairy yoghurt. This year, the 7th CBA Vintage and Auto Show held on Saturday, 28th July 2018 was run under the theme, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, attracting exhibitors from not only Uganda but across the region including Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. Monica Kulabako, Marketing Coordinator Fresh Dairy said Fresh Dairy sponsored the Kids play area at the 7th CBA Vintage and Classic Auto Show to give parents a chance to entertain their…
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Primary School Gets Nutrition Club

Victoria University students of Bachelor Of Science In Nutrition And Dietetics have launched a Nutrition Club at Sister Miriam Duggan Primary School to promote health living and dieting. At the launch event, the university students interacted with the primary school pupils and educated them about the benefits of consuming foods that are nutritious and healthy. It was an exchange of knowledge about dieting and eating health foods. Victoria University students through their association, Health Science Students Association of Victoria University, have had an opportunity to carry out a number of community interventions. Their work at Sister Miriam Duggan Primary School…
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Pupils Get Fresh Dairy Health, Nutrition Tips

Fresh Dairy took its 2018 schools program to Kitante Primary School last Friday with an aim of continuing to educate more pupils on health and nutrition. The Fresh Dairy Schools Program which is now running for the second year is aimed at educating children on nutrition with an inclination towards the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day as a healthy and nutritious snack. The Fresh Dairy 2018 schools program is taking place in over 350 primary schools in Kampala, Wakiso and Entebbe districts. Speaking in regards to the ongoing Fresh Dairy School Program, Marketing Manager Fresh Dairy – Vincent Omoth said the program…
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Kabira Country Club To Launch Funkiest Breakfast Club

Kabira Country Club will continue to showcase its innovativeness in the hotel industry when it launches a fresh, funky Kabira Breakfast Club and most -off-the-hook Brunch Party serving American foods. The hotel management has revealed that the all American brunch will cost a paltry Shs125, 000 per person in a prestigious venue, lovely location and with elegant and unmatched service. “Don't miss the first installment of the Kabira Breakfast Club. The charge covers mouth-watering American foods, access to the Kid's play arcade, a complimentary drink and a discount on swimming and drinks all day, all night,” Vismay Maniyar, the general…
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Nutrition Important For Good Workout Results

It is a common occurrence to see someone working so hard to cut down on body weight or trying to get their bodies in shape munching on fatty meats or galloping pints of non-sugar free beer or alcohol generally. Experts say the food we eat as we workout greatly affects the results and how long it takes to achieve these good results we aspire to get. For that matter, if you are to get good results from your workout routine, you need an expert’s advice on what to eat. A trainer at The City Gym, one of Kampala’s top class…
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Lunch Meal Stabilizes’ Child Energy In School And Physical Activity

While government and parents are involved in a conundrum of who should provide pupils and student food, private schools like Kampala Parent’s School are not compromising their learners’ health and lifestyle. “A healthy diet and regular physical activity can stabilize energy, sharpen the mind and improve mood allowing children to maximize their potential both inside and outside of school,” Daphne Kato, the principal of KPS, explains in an interview. “Kampala Parents’ School is on the front line of efforts to improve childhood nutrition. We believe improving the meals that our kids eat in schools is an important step to achieve…
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Why You Need Proteins For Good Workout Results

Sometimes when exercising to keep your body in shame or achieve a certain level of fitness the urge to eat is unstoppable which is ok but the mistake many people make is to eat imbalanced diet. In a recent interview a nutritionist from Victoria University Kampala faculty of health sciences Rebecca Suubi advised that Ugandans need to plan for what they will eat in order to balance their diet. Suubi’s submission fits well with people who work out as they tend to use nutrients stored in their bodies rapidly. And one of the most needed nutrients is proteins which fortunately…
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Fresh Dairy In Nutrition Drive With Schools

In a bid to reach out to more Primary schools as part of its schools’ program, Fresh Dairy is visiting several schools and donating products, to encourage consumption of dairy products to boost health and nutrition. The schools so far visited include; Kirinya Catholic Primary School, Bweyogerere, Nakasero Primary School, Lower Nsooba Primary School, Kirinya Central Primary School and Hill Side Primary School, among others. Over 200 litres of milk were donated to Primary Seven candidates of Hill Side Primary School, 504 liters of milk were donated to Nakasero Primary School, Lower Nsooba Primary School received 108 litres of milk…
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ADB Calls For Immediate Action over Deepening Crisis Of Global Malnutrition

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for urgent action from stakeholders over the deepening crisis of global malnutrition. Adesina made the call as he joined key nutrition actors, private-sector representatives, policy-makers and thought leaders at the 2017 World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, October 18, to push for mutual accountability on leadership, governance and investments for nutrition. The 2017 World Food Prize Laureate made the remarks during a high-level meeting on nutrition hosted by the African Development Bank and the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The President's charge aligns…
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Fresh Dairy Launches School’s Program To Educate Children On Nutrition

Fresh Dairy has Wednesday launched a school’s program aimed at educating children on nutrition with an inclination towards encouraging the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day’ as a healthy and nutritious snack at Kitante Primary school. The schools program which started on 2nd July is scheduled to run the entire 2nd Term and will be held in 350 primary schools in Kampala, Mukono and Entebbe. The prevalence of malnutrition in children under 5 years of age in Uganda is persistently high with over 38percent of them suffering from chronic malnutrition (stunting), 16 percent being underweight (low weight-for-age) and 6 percent are suffering from…
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Study This Degree At VU And Become A Nutritionist And Dietician

While Uganda is gifted by nature, with numerous wild and domesticated natural foods, it scores badly when it comes to consumption of health food. Whereas this is caused by various factors including poor agricultural strategies, the lack of professionals to prescribe the right food for people has played a key role. The lack of professionals leads to people consuming the wrong foods and missing out on the right and much needed nutrients. This diet imbalance has left many people suffering from preventable diseases. This affects the life cycle of Ugandans including reduced lifespan. This however can be averted if Ugandans…
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Healthy Diet, Physical Activity Good For School Children

The issue of feeding in Ugandan schools has been over the years debated but with no lasting solutions arrived at especially in government schools in rural areas. The situation is not any better in rural and semi urban private schools. To put it clearly, feeding in Uganda schools is still poor. This cannot be said of well to do private schools. Whatever case, a healthy diet and regular physical activity can stabilize energy, sharpen the mind and improve mood allowing children to maximize their potential both inside and outside of school, at least according to Daphne Kato, the Principal of…
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Why Fruits And Vegetables Are Vital

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is important for good health. Find out why experts say Mother Nature's bounty packs better nutrients than supplements. If we are what we eat, then many of us must be tripping all over the place due to a lack of balance. That's because the average American eats about three servings of fruits and vegetables per day — a stark contrast to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new guidelines stating that we should be eating 5 to 13 servings of nature's best, depending…
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Obesity Threat: 3 Billion People At Risk, Global Panel Report Says

Nearly 3 billion people across 193 countries have low-quality diets lacking the required vitamins and minerals and this poses serious health risks while slowing economic and development progress, according to a new report by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition. The report titled "Food Systems and Diets: Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century" said that such poor-quality diets fuel the increasing rates of obesity, chronic conditions like high blood pressure and non-communicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease. It was presented Friday at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). “Nutrition is not about…
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Healthy Diet Boosts Children’s Reading Skills

A healthy diet is linked to better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, the study constitutes part of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children Study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland and the First Steps Study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä. The study involved 161 children aged 6-8 years old, and followed up on them from the first grade to the third grade in school. The quality of their diet was analysed using food diaries, and their academic skills with the help…
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