50 paramedics have been trained on nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life by Nestlé Nutrition Institute Africa (NNIA).

Tagged ‘The International Course in Applied Nutrition’ the course was organised by the NNIA for those between ages 18 and 21.

According to the Nation, the company assured of its commitment to provide educational programmes for good nutrition, feeding practices and helping healthcare professionals to have a greater impact on the dietary aspects of care of future generations.

Rizwan Yousuf, Category Manager, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Nigeria, said his organisation was convinced that good maternal nutrition during pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months is the best to ensure a good start in life.

Adding that children who receive good nutrition in their first 1000 days are 10 times more likely to resist the most common life-threatening childhood diseases.

He further said they would also have happier and healthier families as adults and contribute positively to the economic growth of the nation.