In a bid to ensure compliance with the Lagos State Food and Nutrition Policy and Plan of Action, the State Ministry of Youth and Social Development (MYSD) has organised a training programme on capacity building for Owners of Private Homes and Orphanages at the Correctional Centre for Boys, Oregun, Lagos.
In his address at the opening ceremony, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Olugbemiga Ayoola Aina, said that as stakeholders, owners of private orphanages need to be carried along in the nutritional care of the children in their homes to enable them assist in implementing various Government nutrition intervention plans for the vulnerable.
According to him, the State Government was determined to ensure that the children were adequately taken care of, hence it designed a Nutrition Policy and Plan of Action to serve as a guide for operators of Homes and Orphanages.
Also speaking, the Director, Child Development, MYSD, Mrs. Bukayo Odukayo, implored the participants to adhere strictly to all the rules laid down in the Nutrition Policy, as this would go a long way in ensuring the children are guaranteed healthy growth and development.
The Facilitators, Mrs. Olubunmi Braheem, State Nutrition Officer and Mrs. Rhoda Komolafe, a Life Coach, took the participants on topics bordering on the essential components of good nutrition and how to promote it.