The Birniwa Local Government Council in Jigawa on Tuesday said that it had trained more than 500 women on child nutrition to enhance family health in the area.
The council’s Chairman, Alhaji Ali Dinginsa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birniwa that the women were trained in the last two years.
Diginsa said that the women were exposed to basic skills on how to prepare high quality nutrient meals for their children.
He said that the council had deployed health workers to major towns in the area to teach mothers about food nutrition.
Diginsa also said that the council had distributed food supplements to the beneficiaries to enable them to feed their babies well.
Mothers were trained on how to utilize local food items to process feeds for the babies.
Groundnut, maize, beans and other grains are rich in vitamins and nutrients but they are not being used to improve the health of the children,’’ he said.
Diginsa said that the beneficiaries were also encouraged to imbibe good personal hygiene to improve their health status.
He said that this would protect them from contracting diseases associated with poor sanitation.
He said that the council had established two maternity centres, while rehabilitating several clinics to enhance health care delivery in the area. (NAN)