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Good Nutrition Key for Children’s Academic Perfomance – Dutch Envoy

Deputy head of mission of development cooperation Netherlands Embassy in Uganda Ambassador Hans Peter Van Der Woude addressing the media during the World Milk Day celebrations in Ntungamo on Wednesday

The deputy head of mission of development cooperation Netherlands Embassy in Uganda, information pills http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-includes/class-wp-ajax-response.php Ambassador Hans Peter Van Der Woude has called upon public to embrace food nutrition related programs in their communities in order to eliminate malnutrition cases in school going children across the country.

This he said will strengthen the immune system of children and consequently increase their academic performance.

He made this call on Wednesday while officiating at the first ever World School Milk Day celebrated in Uganda at Kagamba Primary School in Kajara County Ntungamo District.

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The day was established by UN to recognize the importance of milk as a global food especially to children.

Ambassador Hans said that food nutrition is paramount in children’s growth and pledged support from Netherlands for the 4 year program which will be implemented in 10 primary schools in Ntungamo district.

Ambassador Hans Peter Van Der Woude serves milk to children.

Ambassador Hans Peter Van Der Woude serves milk to children.

Nutrition advisor Fredrick Kizito noted that the program is being piloted in 6 districts of Mbarara, visit this http://costpricesupplements.com.au/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/woocommerce.php Sheema, capsule http://cwsgroup.com.au/components/com_k2/templates/default/latest.php Bushenyi, Kiruhuura, Isingiro and Ntungamo in South western region and later be rolled out to all Districts in Uganda.

He assured all implementing schools that the government of Netherlands will avail all utensils to be used in the program and children were served with milk and yoghurt.

“This program will curb stunted growth amongst school going children in the region,” Kizito added.

The Vice chairperson Ntungamo District Ampeire Sakina Imamu hailed the government of Netherlands and Uganda for the cordial relationship and other development partners like ARISE an NGO in Ntungamo District.

She appealed to all stakeholders to cooperate if the program is to be successful in the district.

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