- Your job is to help participants understand what a meal at your kitchen table looks like. To do this, explain what a typical meal you usually eat is or upload an image of a typical meal at your table and share a story about this meal (this could be as simple as describing what the food your eating is but also how it was prepared or something more). Click on “reply”, introduce yourself, where you are from and write about and/or upload an image of your meal in your post.
- Now read everyone else’s stories and explain which meal description you preferred and why you would like to share this meal with your fellow participant.
Welcome to the Barza nutrition discussion. My name is Busi Ngcebetsha, I am your moderator for this discussion. I have a community radio background and I have been working with different radio stations and organisations, training them in producing radio programmes that speak to their target audiences. I believe radio is a great access to information tool as it reaches more people at any given time.
This discussion is about nutrition, we will look at the role broadcasters can improve knowledge about nutrition as well as explore the nutrition needs of our target audiences and how we can use those needs as ideas for radio programmes. This is a 3 weeks discussion and in each week we will have specific topics that we will be concentrating on.
- In the first week, you will need to introduce yourself and take part in the icebreaker activity which I will introduce shortly. You will also share your understanding on what is nutrition and why it is important.
- In week 2 we will link agricultural production to nutrition.
- In week 3, the final week, we will concentrate on the gender and nutrition.
Now coming back to what you have to do this week, use the same space to introduce yourself and participate in the icebreaker activity. The icebreaker instructions are as follows:
- Your job is to help participants understand what a meal at your kitchen table looks like. To do this, explain what a typical meal you usually eat is or upload an image of a typical meal at your table and
share a story about this meal (this could be as simple as describing what the food your eating is but also how it was prepared or something more).
- Click on “reply”, introduce yourself, where you are from and write about and/or upload an image of your meal in your post. Now read everyone else’s stories and explain which meal description you preferred and why you would like to share this meal with your fellow participant.
I will also start by sharing a simple meal I would normally have. What you see in the plate is rice, peas, butternut and chicken. The rice, peas and butternut were all boiled and the chicken grilled.
Hello Barza Community.
My name is Sarah Mawerere, I am a woman/Female Broadcaster. I work with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Radio as Producer/Presenter. I also contribute to UBC Radio Newsroom. I handle Agriculture, Gender and Development beats. I have specialized in Radio broadcasting since i started practicing over ten years ago. I am really very happy to join Barza Community on Nutrition.
I wish you all healthy deliberations.
Sorry, i seem to have forgotten to share about my meal.My best meal or rather simple menu includes Matooke (Food banana which is not ripe banana but for food), vegetables (greens) or dry fish prepared with nut paste. On some occasions i enjoy beans for source and Matooke. My food (Matooke) is accompanied by cassava or yams or posho (food from maize which our people in some South Africa countries refer to as Nsiima/Nshiima). By the way; my country Uganda has variety of food stuffs so i find myself eating almost all types of food but prepared with very little or no oil at all. I come from a community that uses nut paste to make good source rather than using cooking oil all the time. The way the meal is prepared is so delicious since paste used to prepare source is indeed well made.
Welcome, we are happy to have you on board. How I wish I can see a picture of your food. I have heard people from Zambia and Congo talk of a sauce that’s made from nuts, I have never tasted it. I always think that other African countries have more variety of food than us in South Africa but then again, with us, there is a specific staple food for each tribe.
Dear fellow discussants,
My name is Rehema Ndagire, a female presenter and producer of farmers’ programs on Uganda Broadcasting corporation Radio in Kampala. The corporation is a national broadcaster charged with presenting, informing, mobilizing and entertaining Ugandans all over the country in their vernacular languages.
Incidental I cannot upload my meal now but I can describe it thus:
my daily meal consists of carbohydrates, vitamins and protein food.
For carbohydrates i.e. the energy giving food I usually have the starch items such as steamed plantain bananas (green Banana), cassava, sweet potatoes which are usually wrapped in green banana leaves and put in a container with sticks or stalks of banana leaves put at the bottom with a little water, the wrapped bananas/cassava or sweet potatoes are put on top of the stalks, that way they are not dipped in the water but are cooked by the steam which comes from the boiling water when ready for the bananas are pressed until they make a lump which is put back again in the container and put back on fire until they are served; Irish potatoes are usually boiled or posho made from mingling maize/millet/cassava flour with boiling water to make a sticky dough which I eat with source which gives me proteins such as beans, green peas, peanut sauce all steamed with onions, tomatoes etc and served with a blended mixed fruit juice of mangoes and passion fruit or pineapple with orange fruit juice or any other fruit like avocado, water melon etc.
Do not worry about the description I am going to try and give you a photo of what I am talking about.
But most people in Uganda steam their food that way.
Hallo everyone. My name is George Mwamodo from Kenya. I work at Mwanedu Fm, based in the South of the country. Now, let us look critically at what we would love to eat and what we eat. We all love a good meal. Yes. I love good meals too. I love the following; sweet potatoes mixed with beans then mashed, cassava mixed with beans then mashed, arrow roots mixed with beans then mashed. This chemistry called is called Kimanga. The other food I love is green maize mixed with beans with some little bean soup. This is called Boboro. This is my best of all. I will take this Kimanga with tea but Boboroi has its soup. I am always scared of broiler chicken. The fowls that are always somersaulting in fast foods restaurants in town though I see queues of people waiting to buy. I like eating simple but I must make sure that I do not miss my salad. My daily salad is composed of two slices of red, sweet water melon, a pineapple slice, banana and an orange. If I am to take chicken, then it must be the locally bred, traditional chicken which takes long to mature. I have seen plenty of ready tables along this discussion. What a temptation? Very sumptuous. But I love traditional food.
As broadcasters, we need to devolve diet so that the grassroots can understand the opportunities of eating well yet inexpensively. Traditional foods. We also encourage farmers to grow these foods in plenty. Again these are the foods to help us beat food scarcity in the African Continent.
My name is Mnyamezeli “Blackmagic” Mpumela from South Africa ,I am working in a Community Radio from 1999 .Currently I’m doing Agricultural programme on Tuesdays and Thursday as a producer,presenter.I was one of the participants that were nominated by farmradio Internation in 2011 in the face-to-face workshop in Tanzania ,in Njiro. I like to be in the team for discussions.
cc Busi tell me how to upload a picture ?
Good morning barza community, my Name is Pascal Mweruka, am a trained broadcaster and have been in radio for 8 years until joined FRI Uganda office as the Radio and Training officer a position I have served close to two years now. Am proud to share information with fellow broadcasters this indeed enable me see how people do things differently.
I enjoy Matooke (bananas) and fish, chicken and pees this meal has to be served with greens and a glass of juice. I think my wife is the best cook though sometimes I also assist her to prepare some meals like this one have shared we ate today.
Welcome to Barza nutrition discussions. We are happy to have you here. Thanks for sharing more about your meal, you even went further and explained what food nutrients are there and how you prepare the meal. I find it really interesting and wonder what it really looks like when it is ready to be consumed. Please upload a picture if you are able to so we can see.
Welcome! We are delighted to have you here. I must say you guys eat healthily. Do you have a picture of any of your meals that you can upload so we can see?
To upload your picture, click on the icon next to your name and select preferences, it will take you to where you can edit your profile and you will also see Profile Picture, click on that icon to add a picture of yourself.
If you ant to upload a picture in the discussion forums, as you type, there is a menu on top where you can format your contribution. Befoe you get to the menu for bullets nd numbering, is the upload button. Click on it and choose the picture you want to upload.
NAME; KAMYA BEN
BEST MEAL: SWEAT POTATOES +POUNDED GROUNDNUTS,WATER MELLON,AND WATER
Am currently working with a radio station in eastern Uganda.on nutrition , i have personally gathered a lot of experience from my visits to the different communities as am ever being exposed to different meals from different people of varying cultures. thank you
Hello I am Daniel from Radio Dmtsi Weyane Tigray, Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia. I have produced different radio campaigns for more than two years which focused on improving the level of productivity of farmers. I have shared more experience on the interesting e-learning provided by Farm Radio International (September- December 2014). Now I am also forward looking get more practical discussion helpful for solving the malnutrition here in my community.
Ladies and Gentle men would you allow me introduce you what I had dinner yesterday night?
Thank you! yesterday I had macaroni, pasta, Ethiopian local favorite food named as Engera and bread.
I am looking more experiences on nutrition!
Welcome, thank you for sharing the meal you had last night. Can you explain to us what exactly is Engera?
Did you take any picture of your meal? Please upload it.
When I try to upload the photo of Engera the browser is not working it says Sorry, new users can not upload images.
We will look into that. in the meantime, email the picture to me and I will see if I cannot upload for you
Dear Busi I don’t know your email but I sent you through Facebook.
Would you mind checking it please…
I am wondering if this your everyday food! It appears too much although a good nutrition has variety! Is it what you normally eat at home? It looks to be hotel food. Or it is food you always prepare home! I am asking this because some health practitioners say junk food is bad for ones health! They tend to say foods in most hotels are junk foods full of calories e.t.c e.t.c Sorry to ask.