USAID launches $6m ‘EatSafe’ initiative to improve nutrition in Nigeria


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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a six-million-dollar “EatSafe” initiative, to support Nigeria to improve food security, safety and nutrition.

The agency launched the five-year programme on Thursday in Abuja with Kebbi as the pilot beneficiary state.

The project is to be implemented by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an independent non-profit foundation.

According to USAID, Nigeria will receive a total of $6 million in funding and implementation and the scheme will begin in Kebbi, which has the highest incidence of malnutrition in Nigeria. The project is to get $3.5 million in funding.

Mr Colin Dreizin, the Director of USAID’s Office of Economic Growth and Environment, said that USAID recognized that food safety was crucial for improving nutrition for a healthy, productive and resilient Nigeria.

Dreizin, who joined the event virtually, said that EatSafe would explore innovative ways to engage stakeholders, including the private sector, to

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USAID launches food initiative to improve nutrition in Nigeria


USAID, NEMA, SEMA, Emergency Management

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a six-million-dollar “EatSafe” initiative, to support Nigeria to improve food security, safety and nutrition.

The agency launched the five-year programme on Thursday in Abuja with Kebbi as the pilot beneficiary state.

The project is to be implemented by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), an independent non-profit foundation. According to USAID, Nigeria will receive a total of $6 million in funding and implementation and the scheme will begin in Kebbi, which has the highest incidence of malnutrition in Nigeria. The project is to get $3.5 million in funding.

Mr Colin Dreizin, the Director of USAID’s Office of Economic Growth and Environment, said that USAID recognized that food safety was crucial for improving nutrition for a healthy, productive and resilient Nigeria. Dreizin, who joined the event virtually, said that EatSafe would explore innovative ways to engage stakeholders, including the private sector, to

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29 nutrition tips to improve health for everyone


Good nutrition is a critical part of health and development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), better nutrition is related to improved health at all ages, a lower risk of diseases, and longevity.

People can find it difficult or confusing to navigate the amount of nutrition information now available, and many sources have differing views.

This article offers science-based nutrition tips to help someone lead a healthier lifestyle.

Following these nutrition tips will help a person make healthy food choices.

1. Include protein with every meal

Including some protein with every meal can help balance blood sugar.

Some studies suggest higher protein diets can be beneficial for type 2 diabetes.

Other research indicates balancing blood sugar can support weight management and cardiovascular health.

2. Eat oily fish

According to research, omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish are essential for cell signaling, gene expression, and brain and eye development.

Some

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‘Repeat what you heard’ technique may improve diabetes care


Repeat this: The key to helping people with diabetes stay healthier and out of the hospital could be as simple as better communication.

And an underutilized technique called “teach-back” may make a big difference for type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients, a new study finds.

It’s a simple concept: After a health care provider explains various details on treatment plans, medications and how to manage the disease at home, they then ask the patient to repeat back the information.

In the study, the technique “was associated with their better [patient] knowledge and also their better self-advocacy and their self-management,” said Young-Rock Hong, the study’s lead investigator.

Hong is an assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Doctors already learn the technique in medical school, noted Dr. Scott Isaacs, spokesman for the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and medical director for Atlanta Endocrine

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Get fit in 15 minutes: The best nutrition and exercise to improve your calves


Get fit in 15 minutes: The best nutrition and exercise to improve your calves

  • Personal trainer Nadya Fairweather says try lunges with heel lifts to tone calves
  • Nutritionist Shona Wilkinson recommends eating bison, eggs and grilled chicken
  • Here, FEMAIL has also picked out the latest sports clothes to get you in shape

WHAT TO DO 

To tone your calves, try lunges with heel lifts, says celebrity personal trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk).

Step back into a lunge position, with your right leg bending your back knee, keeping your back straight.

Lift and lower the heel of the front foot off the floor. Pulse it with control. Go for 20 seconds, then 10 seconds to switch legs. Repeat 20 seconds on the left leg, then a ten second rest with time to switch. Do eight

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Nutrition & Older Adults; 5 Things You Can Do Now To Improve Your Health


Greek philosopher, Hippocrates, is credited with saying, “let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. Whether it was actually Hippocrates who said it, and whether or not those words were recorded verbatim is beside the point. The premise rings just a true now then it ever did.

Good nutrition is critical to good health.

In 2013 the National Health & Medical Research Council developed and published the Australian Dietary Guidelines. These guidelines provide some great information on what foods we should and shouldn’t be eating, how we should structure our diet for optimal health, and provide insights into what evidence has lead to these recommendations.

However, similarly to the statistics regarding physical activity rates, older Australians record some of the poorest nutritional habits in the country, with only a small percentage meeting the recommended dietary intakes of various foods.

As an example, part of guideline 2,

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Involving children in meal preparation may help improve their nutrition levels


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Approximately 13% of South Africa’s children under five years old are overweight. This was a worrying report from the Child Gauge 2019 report by UCT’s Children’s Institute.

It once again highlighted the importance of focusing on making sure that children are eating a balanced diet, however, thanks to poverty and other factors, it sometimes is not possible.

One in four children is undernourished and has stunted growth. The causes of these issues are complex, but what we feed our children is one of the most significant.

Commenting on the report in December last year, Chantell Witten, the senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at North West University, said these nutrition indicators should be a cause for alarm as they were not improving but rather, getting worse.

“The stats are not encouraging; we need

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Improve neck strength with a bodyweight exercise Mike Tyson and Anthony Joshua use


We already dissected the Mike Tyson bodyweight workout and this time we have another bodyweight exercise that was preferred by him and other top-tier boxers such as Anthony Joshua. Doing this exercise won’t get you big arms or a broad back. No, the wrestler neck bridge makes your neck strong, which is admittedly a good thing when you are boxing but could come in handy in other situations too.

I would like to point out that the bodyweight exercise we are going to discuss here is by no means a beginner move. On the contrary. I would not recommend anyone even trying to perform it without having been training like Tyson for a fair while. Not only is it rather dangerous for beginners, but this calisthenics exercise also requires strong muscles. TL;DR: kids, don’t try this at home.

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Mike Tyson used THIS unconventional bodyweight exercise to improve his fitness


Want to know about a workout move that is weird but effective? Mike Tyson has a little tip for you. Tyson is famous or infamous for a bunch of things, one of those being his gruelling bodyweight exercise routine. The Mike Tyson bodyweight workout got him shredded when he was young and laid down the foundations so he could become one of the strongest heavyweight boxers to ever exist, but definitely of his era. One of Iron Mike’s calisthenic exercises was a little less conventional than the others, albeit equally as impressive.

I would like to point out that the bodyweight exercise we are going to discuss here is by no means a beginner move. On the contrary. I would not recommend anyone even trying to perform it without having been training like Tyson for a fair while. Not only is it rather dangerous for beginners, but this calisthenics exercise

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Researchers examine FOP nutrition labels to improve packaged foods


Researchers from Illinois State University, North Carolina State University, University of South Carolina, and University of Maryland published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines the impact of moving nutrition labels, typically placed on the back of product packages, to the front.

The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “Competitive Effects of Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling Adoption on Nutritional Quality: Evidence from Facts Up Front Style Labels” and is authored by Joon Ho Lim, Rishika Rishika, Ramkumar Janakiraman, and P.K. Kannan.

Can changing food packaging improve product nutrition quality? While this change may be simple, there’s a lot at stake.

Diet-related chronic diseases impose a growing burden on the United States economy by increasing costs of health care and widening diet-related health disparities. Since the 1970s, the American diet has shifted considerably towards foods higher in

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