Posted by: Sandra Mensah 2 hours ago in Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Local News, News, Opinion, Social & Education, Uncategorized Leave a comment
Children being our future leaders must be properly fed and well catered for. Failure to feed them will lead to malnourishment or malnutrition.
This is a condition that results from consuming a diet in which the required food nutrients are insufficient to regulate the body processes and metabolism which usually causes health problems. This is sometimes termed as under nutrition.
The development and future of a child starts right from pregnancy. Therefore every expectant mother must take good care of themselves by taking well balanced diets in order to stay healthy as well as the foetus or unborn baby . This is because if malnutrition or under nutrition occurs during pregnancy or either before a child turns two years of age, it may result to permanent problems with physical and mental development.
Extreme under nutrition known as starvation may result in symptoms such as short height, thin body poor energy levels and swollen legs and sometimes abdomen pain. Most malnourished people often get infections and are frequently cold.
Also, lack of breast feeding may contribute to numerous infectious diseases such as, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, malaria and measles. Combating malnutrition especially in children is a great achievement and development. But this can be achieved if we adhere to breast feeding our babies exclusively since exclusive breast feeding help reduce the risk of nutritional deficiency in children as well as child mortality.
In adults, taken in balance diet can help reduce the risk of contacting ailments like, stroke, poor sight conditions, high blood pressure and other related diseases. How do you describe malnutrition?
The kesmi news family sees it to be an enemy not just a canker to society. But an enemy today may be a friend tomorrow and he who fight and run today lives to fight another day.
Therefore, there is the need to fight massively if not to conquer but reduce the rate of malnutrition in our society. Thus, taming the mal to better, this will make it a better -nutrition instead of mal -nutrition.
Malnutrition can be eradicated if we make it a corporate responsibility to feed our society well. Because together we can drive malnutrition away. Others may say they eat just to satisfy their hunger so there isn’t any need to waste money on food which I see to be archaic. Since we eat not because we are starving, We eat for a purpose, we eat to live but not live to eat.
Let’s not fold our arms whiles relaxing and watch on while malnutrition is assassinating our pregnant mothers and unborn brothers and sisters and our society as a whole. Let’s not allow malnutrition to kill our future how beautiful will the world be if we could be free from the likes of BIRD FLU and EBOLA, malaria, diarrhea cholera, child motility, . AWAKE! ARISE! And be ALERT! To kick Malnutrition Away.