YONECO has embarked on child health programme through nutrition education sessions which area targeting lactating mothers at Zomba City Clinic. The education sessions assisting the women in healthy eating choices, preparation of balanced meals and other nutrition behaviours.
One of the facilitators, Maria Doiwa stated that women need to know these things as the under five stage is one of the most critical period in a person’s life. With these sessions, we are hopeful that children will remain healthy and strong on top of preventing malnutrition among under five children.
In her remarks, one of the matrons at the clinic indicated that the sessions are very important and commended YONECO staff for the initiative. The woman stated that many women, especially those who did not go to school are not aware of such nutrition issues.