World Vision Malawi (WVI) is advocating improved nutrition standards in Chiradzulu District by engaging local communities on how to prepare nutritious food.
During a media tour to Namuthakoni Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mpama in the district on Friday, journalists appreciated villagers who are groomed on how to cook simple diets that are nutritious.
The women of Namuthakoni demonstrated how to prepare nutritious porridge, vegetable kanyenya and making a food warmer using simple materials.
“We encourage pregnant women to eat food that is nutritious. We also encourage under-five children to eat this food,” said one of the women, Ines Steven.
The women are also encouraged to ensure sanitation by having toilets in their homes instead of open defaecation to prevent outbreak of diseases such as cholera.
World Vision associate director for the Southern Region Jane Makina, said their vision is for every child’s life to be in its fullness.
“Hunger and poor nutrition stunt the future of children and nations. Poor nutrition, particularly for the children in their first 1 000 days perpetuates cycles of intergenerational poverty and limits equitable national economic growth,” she said. n