Consumption of Cow Skin (Ponmo) in Nigeria

woman selling cow skin ponmo

People frequently say, “Cow skin (Ponmo) has no nutrients, nutritional benefits, or value.” But how true is this statement? This low-cost protein source has endured this narrative for so long that it now screams for redemption. Yes, cow skin is thick and tough, making it ideal for leather goods but not so much for food. […]

Prediabetes on World Diabetes Day 2021

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It’s another World Diabetes Day, and we can’t stress enough how important it is to have access to diabetes care and prevention. They say that knowledge is power, and so understanding diabetes gives you an advantage in taking action towards prevention. Because there are no obvious symptoms of prediabetes, you may have it and be […]

World Food Day 2021: 10 Facts about Food & Nutrition globally

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To celebrate or commemorate World Food Day, we must bear in mind that… The theme of this year’s World Food Day is; “Our actions are our future. Better production, better nutrition, better environment and a better life”. FAO Did you know that nutrition education promotes healthful eating and consequently nutrition security? You can take online […]

Why Is There a New Nutrition Facts Label?

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Eating healthier now and in the future will be much easier with the new Nutrition Facts Label. The Food and Drug Administration mandated this new label, which first appeared on many food items in January 2020, though some products and manufacturers have until July 2021 to comply. Understanding Nutrition Facts Label According to the FDA’s […]

Today is World Hepatitis Day 2020

It is World Hepatitis Day today. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that may lead to areas of liver cell or tissue death due to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply. Acute or chronic hepatitis is that which lasts for more than 6 months. It may progress to liver failure, cirrhosis and […]

World Malaria Day: Malaria Prevention and Nutrition

World Malaria Day 2020

Let me tell you a story of an average Nigerian child, let’s call her Zuri. In the rural community in Nigeria where Zuri lives, 90% of the mosquitoes are female. Malaria has been reported to be transmitted through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. This poses a great risk for children in Zuri’s community. She […]

Hey! It’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day!!

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This event is observed annually on the second Wednesday in March, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day celebrates the contributions of these medical professionals. Who is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition whose training qualifies them to support a variety of patient needs. RDNs can work in a hospital, school, […]

BBCNewsPidgin Interview on Common Nutrition Mistakes in Nigeria

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BBCNewsPidgin (1) invited me to share knowledge on matters pertaining to nutrition in Nigeria. I decided to talk about a few common nutrition mistakes to start the series and also certain local superfoods that are overlooked by so many including you! Watch the video interview below. Now, you’d agree with me that there is an […]

Common Nutrition Mistakes We Make in Daily Diet

Collins Akanno discussing Common Nutrition Mistakes

It is without a doubt that there is an increase in nutrition misinformation leading to common nutrition mistakes. Everywhere you look someone is readily offering nutrition advice usually based on zero evidence. Very briefly in the discussion, we have been able to highlight 5 very common nutrition mistakes, that people seem to be repeating over […]

Enable – Exclusive Breastfeeding, Empower Parents

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Becoming the parent of a new baby is both a life-altering gift and an immense responsibility. This week, as countries around the world, celebrate World Breastfeeding Week […including exclusive breastfeeding], UNICEF and WHO are calling on governments and all employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding. Recently, our head clinical nutritionist had an interview […]