Improving care-givers’ knowledge of good nutrition through monthly community-based care group trainings

Media: Daily Monitor

Joshua Okonya, a research associate with CIP – Uganda, the organization that is promoting the sweetpotato based agri-food systems, said CIP and partners have trained health workers (in-charges, VHTs and Health Assistants) to train mothers in their communities on better ways to prepare complementary foods. “The problem is a lack of knowledge on how to prepare meals for children especially those that are above 6 months which has contributed to high prevalence of VAD, a form of ‘hidden hunger’ – a lack of vitamins and minerals in diets.”