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Madam Patience Yeboah, a 48 year- old and resident of Asokore Debi Asem, a suburb of Asokore in the New Juaben Municipality, has won a GH₵ 500.00 Nido nutrition scholarship package.
The scholarship forms part of the Nido Healthy Nutrition Education outreach promotion, which aims at educating parents on the need to provide good nutritional food to their children.
Madam Yeboah won the scholarship, products of Nestle Nido and stationary but the scholarship would benefit her two children at the Asokore Salvation Army School.
Speaking at the programme, Ms Priscilla Copson, Nutritionist at the Neptune Medical Centre, urged parents to give their children food that contains iron, calcium and zinc to help build them to grow well.
Madam Yeboah said, she was delighted to win the ultimate prize.
She said, she came to the programme to learn about good nutrition but had won an award and called on all parents to give the needed attention to their children’s diet.
Nestle Ghana, as part of its commitment to Nutrition, Health and Wellness has organised the Nido Nutrition School Day to provide parents with education on nutrition for the optimal growth of their children.
The programme, which is being run in selected schools nationwide in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service was able to reach 4,138 parents in the Greater Accra, Northern Western and Ashanti Regions in 2015 and in 2016 the educational campaign has already reached more than 6,200 parents in five regions.
A contest is organised during each event and an ultimate scholarship package of GH₵ 500.00 is given to the children of the winner.
Nestle has made a global commitment to help reduce the risk of under nutrition through micronutrient fortification and planned to reach 200 billion people annually with micronutrient-fortified foods and beverages worldwide by 2016.