Nutrition Education Students, Africa - NESA

Nutrition Education Students, Africa - NESA


I hope we are all doing something most especially to support safe food shopping during this COVID 19 period. Let us help our people
Time to think
It is very sad, to look at the people who feel proud by walking through the way to poor health, those who never care of what they give to their stomachs. It is all about fatty foods everyday, too sugary foods on their dining tables, it is all about caffeinated foods/drink on each meal, both the too salty and the too calories food are their choicest foods.They smoke and take value of alcoholism, and they physically exercise not. They look at their upcoming protruding belly-and say "ooh! hallelujah"! They are joy for their gradual motion to obesity.

Time to think
It's time to think twice/thrice before you push your hands to pick the food/drinks from the dining table. Food promoters can pressurize you in order you buy their foods-their purpose is to get your money. Don't absorb all their highly stimulating words about certain food under promotion, filter what they address. At time you become obese and be stricken by diabetes and or colon cancer, or any other diet based disease no food promoter will be with you-but nurses, doctors and your lovely home-mates. Indeed, you will be forced not to cling on those foods or drinks you termed them the MUST brand to eat, only the pills will be recommended anyway.We ALL need to pray!!!
The two giant and all what happens across the Line.

The record on the two giant-diet based health complications (obesity and overweight) is getting higher almost daily, from being the case for adults to being for children,little aged ones but obese, their weight sounds oversize.

What might have happened across the line-from the past to the moment, probably the complications are straightly associated to the food systems and life styles we have decided to rely on nowadays.

Increased kinds of foods and unethical food branding/processing might be the cause-anyway, and lack of controlled food intake, and lack of valued moment for physical exercises all count to these boiling health ailments we can see everywhere today.

It has been not enough to clarify the causes, both balanced and delicious food may be on our dining table, but yet we fall onto the two giant-obesity and overweight. So why? In fact, many other factors are accelerating us to obesity and its partner overweight.

Sometimes, stressful life itself counts to the like complications. Otherwise, let's all pray because after then the two (obesity and overweight) are the bearer of further illness-heart attacks, blood pressure based troubles,stroke,diabetes etc. Let's all pray!
Nutrition education is highly needed especially in this world of complex food industries where the plants and animals are raised from the so-called modern technologies by being forced to grow quickest and being conditioned to yield massive products than normal, it is sadly that these technologies mostly focus at producing more, to meet the highest food demand of the today’s population, of which sometimes there is a little attention on safety and quality
Ending Malnutrition and Hunger
A Spirit of Love for All, A sense of Recognizing the Helpless.

Our community is on a mixed populace, there are people who live in a super-titled standard. At the same time, there those living ordinarily, also there are people who just live at a granted opportunity-just by chance, once and only if they are living, just once the sun goes down and rises up again for the other day. For the like people, life is dreamless and dim for them.They look no any positive plan ahead.This looks sadly at all.

Again, there are people who by their own alone, are unable to access their basic needs. They bear a challenge or a combination of factors that limit them from surviving independently, they constantly need closest help, assistance and support from the fit ones.

Turn up and look on each side, I believe that on either of your side-view; whether left,right, back or front, you must find a person/individuals on any disadvantageous stream. Any of the stream either based on economic or cultural reasons, all can set the victims on not to enjoy their environment.

Ending Malnutrition and Hunger will smoothly be achieved if we learn and practice a sense of sharing with the helpless out of what we possess.

No matter how much very little reserve we have, it is not an excuse from being responsible to share with others, sure we can part that smallest portion for the helpless, at-least they can get something to eat, drink, survive and feel merry, not letting them go unhappy, hungry and get malnourished or even starve.

It's not the matter of giving food and drinks to them, yet we may do other great things to them. It's not the fact that we may be economically depleted if we take part of our earning and release it to meeting the helpless' living expenses.

It's absolutely good if we can rehabilitate and empower the helpless in order that they don't rely on our help forever, but enabling them to reach a level of surviving at themselves, not long lingering for our presence and support. With this way, I believe both hunger and malnutrition shall be prevented from being here on our beautiful planet-Earth.
Spurring a Light in order to Win the Battle

Malnutrition is counted the major factor driving the global population to grave health matter how much more food reserve the world may possess, like an angry eagle quickly swooping to the lonely little chicken malnutrition shall keep attacking the global population-trying to make it down as possible and making hampered all its total health!

Lack of physical activities, feeling lonely, poor appetite,one's sense of neglect, one's job/family and life stress and the other similar/same cases are the invisible, unforgettable and unmentioned factors that plot a gap for malnutrition to keep conquering the world.

None is safe, from children to adults, scientists to politicians, men and women, the rich and the poor, more wonder the nutritionists themselves and even doctors all are on a risk to being or ready malnourished.

We all need to stay watchful. Malnutrition is really the hidden enemy, as nutrition activists-we are supposed to spur a nutrition education's light to all the corners of the world. With such a light, at least the road across the world can be shaped towards the victory against this giant enemy that comes in either of the two forms- over and under nutrition
Why always Heading for the antibiotics, not for the diet with nutrients to fix your health ailment?

Many people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time. Despite the growing awareness of the role of fibre in improving our digestive health, many of us don’t eat enough of it.

Baobab powder is almost 50% fibre. There are two types of fibre that our body needs: soluble and insoluble - and baobab contains both. Soluble fibre dissolves in the water found in your digestive system and can help to reduce the level of cholesterol in your blood.

Why not being guided enough to going for the foods in order we prevent both constipation and accumulation of bad cholesterol in our blood?

Baobab matters, never let it be for the wild animals, it is there for you and for the next generation, go and pick one!
Sharing and Looking ahead to Help the Needy.

It is of no use to shut the doors and possibly windows, and get seated to serve your big good meal in a room just alone.

If you are blessed to have more foods on your plate, look outside there and see the needy before you sit down for your meal.

It marks no sense of humanity/love, if you choose to ignore the cries of the helpless people around you who are spending much and long of their times without being sure of what to place on their tongues-no food, no water for them to enjoy!

Take a portion of your food and share with those who are on danger of starving/going hungry. It is time to share what we have with those who haven’t.

At one time and after all, we are all the needy, we need not to ignore the needy part of our community. We are the one to need for other's help.Let's remain honest, and be guided enough to fix our abilities/possessions not only for our advantages but also for others.
Amaranth: Never Let It Miss on Your Kitchen

1st Note:
Amaranth is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin K for the health of your heart, and contains a good pack of Vitamin E that stands as an antioxidant to flush and fight the free radicals.

2nd Note:
Amaranth contains phytosterols that help reduce blood pressure, ease hypertension and in the process help prevent a multitude of ailments like stoke.

3rd Note:
Amaranth is a rich source of Vitamins A, E and C. Further, it contains some carotenoids, which in total have long been known as essential nutrients that help improve your eyesight and skin.

4th Note:
Amaranth contains a certain peptide that has also been identified in soybeans that can reduce inflammation in the body and even prevent the activity of free radicals that can cause healthy cells to mutate into cancerous cells.

5th Note:
Amaranth is highly fibrous. This property helps reduce LDL (the bad cholesterol) levels in the blood, and instigates weight loss.

6th Note:
Amaranth contains high concentration of vitamin C, an integral component in the production of collagen, which also helps repair and strengthen blood vessel walls

7th Note:
Amaranth contains higher levels of calcium, so being a veritable super food in terms of boosting bone strength and preventing osteoporosis.

8th Note:
Amaranth contains folate and iron, so making it the most important food to fight anemia, and equip healthy the pregnant women. Other minerals contained in this good food include: magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
Feeding those in-needy, lifting them up to our same level.

Abnormalities like broken arm, cut off legs or fingers, blindness, teeth loss and loose teeth which are due to accidents, diseases or any possible factor can turn the victims unable to access their basic needs like foods as compared to others.

Each and every one of us should be attentive to help the needy, as we are alive and healthy today, possessing the body organs as we were born, let's not forget and look aside. It is our responsibility to help those in needy.

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Nutrition Education Students, Africa - NESA updated their address. 23/07/2021

Nutrition Education Students, Africa - NESA updated their address.

Nutrition Education Students, Africa - NESA updated their address.

Over 10 Million Children in Nigeria, 6 Others May Face Acute Malnutrition in 2021 - UNICEF 01/01/2021

Over 10 Million Children in Nigeria, 6 Others May Face Acute Malnutrition in 2021 - UNICEF

Over 10 Million Children in Nigeria, 6 Others May Face Acute Malnutrition in 2021 - UNICEF An estimated 10.4 million children in seven countries, including Nigeria, will suffer from acute malnutrition in 2021, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement on Wednesday.
"As 2021 approaches, UNICEF is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of 10.4 million children projected to...


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Call for youth opportunities in response to COVID19 pandemic.

*Tunaweza Foundation* in partnership with *UNDP Uganda* , *UNCDF* is looking for youth who are in business ventures that has existed in business for at least 1 year.

Kindly forward your name, business, and contact to Tonny Musis ( whatAPP +256 786425198 or email [email protected] or [email protected])

The purpose of this call is to help boost the youth businesses who have been affected by COVID 19.

Deadline of submission is Wednesday 1st July, 2020 at 11:00am.

Please note this call doesn't discriminate race, disability or agenda.

Please share this call to youth individuals and groups that would benefit


George Rwakashambo.

Protect against COVID19


Nutrition Awareness

When People meet me and find out I’m a dietitian, they ask things like:

Are you vegan?
Do you eat gluten?
Do you eat like pizza and stuff?
What DO you eat?!

Honestly it would be so much easier to talk about what I don’t eat.

Because I can’t think of anything.

Sure, there are foods I don’t love but I can’t think of anything that's totally off limits. I strive to make sustainable and healthy choices on a daily basis but I am NOT the captain of the food police. I actually have to coach a lot of my clients to 𝓇𝑒𝓁𝒶𝓍 more about food. It’s not something to stress over. Once you learn how to fuel your body correctly, it will stop sending you all these crazy cravings signals in overdrive and you won't feel like a freak when someone bakes brownies and you want to eat the whole pan.

Food rules suck. K bye. 01/03/2019

Rainbow Health and Nutrition Centre. Professional Holistic Human Health and Nutrition Care.






[01/10/18]   Enjoying life with healthy bites, follow us @RainbowNutriti1

[01/04/18]    Our bodies evolved in a world where salt, sugar, and fat were scarce and needed for survival.
 Now we live in a world where those substances are not only plentiful, but in which images of foods rich in them are beamed at us constantly.
 Refined foods affect us similarly to addictive drugs.
 Even consumption of diet beverages increases preferences for sweet foods and beverages.

George Rwakashambo, MS, RD. Nutrition Consultant.

[12/15/17]   God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
Genesis 1:29 (World English Bible)

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 1:29 (King James Version)

[12/14/17]   Am thinking………! Plant and Human Nutrition.
Man and Plants
Plants are autotrophic
Plants are capable of synthesizing their own food from inorganic substances, using light or chemical energy
Man is unable to synthesize organic compounds to use as food.
Man acquires all organic and inorganic substances from plants to survive
Man cannot afford to consume plants daily
Hidden Hunger (Lack of Vitamins and Minerals) is on the rise, (about 2 billion worldwide)
More so, Non communicable diseases and increased risk to infections are high
Man’s growth and development is impaired
Who should intervene? God? Government? Man?
~George Rwakashambo.



Happy Women's Day!
Reproductive function is just a fraction of our God given abilities. We can be whatever we want to be. #BeBold

The ENACT e-learning version is being developed right now and we have started piloting the first units. Our volunteer piloters, from Zambia (2), Trinidad (1), France (1), Italy (1), Costa Rica (1), Canada (2), USA (2), and Ireland (1) are all trying to fit this quite demanding course around their normal workloads. They are just moving onto Unit 2. Below is one of the Unit 1 final presentations (from Ireland).

Obesity in Ireland 07/08/2015

Obesity in Ireland


Role play during Day 2 tutorial


ENACT Training of Trainers Workshop, Accra, Ghana 1-5 June 2015

[04/12/15]   The United Nations is in the process of defining a post -2015 development agenda to be launched at a summit in September 2015 which is the target date for realizing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This process is Member state-led with broad participation from major groups and civilsociety actors.A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been proposed by the Open Working Group of the General Assembly and many others.

The General Assembly called upon the Secretary General to synthesize the full range of inputs and present a synthesis report as a contribution to the intergovernmental negotiations in the lead upto the summit in September 2015.The intergovernmental negotiations are ongoing upto July 2015. To ensure engagement of civilsociety actors indiscussions around the Post 2015 agenda with a view of advocating for issues to do with Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition, theUGAN andother members of the CivilSociety Coalitionon Maternity, Newborn and Child Health and the Uganda CivilSociety Coalitionon Scaling Up Nutrition (UCCO-SUN) held an interactive dialogue on February 6th to develop an inclusive roadmap of engaging Civil Society Organization(CSO) actors. During the meeting it was communicated that the Post-2015 process involves:
• Stock-taking from 19-21 January 2015
• Declaration from 17-20 February 2015
•Sustainable development goals and targets from 23-27 March2015.
• Means of implementation and global partnership for sustainable development 20-24 April 2015
• Follow-up and review 18–22 May 2015
•Intergovernmental negotiations onthe outcomedocumentfrom 22–25June2015
•Intergovernmental negotiations on the out come document from 20–24July 2015
•Intergovernmental negotiations on the out come document from 27–31 July 2015
• United Nations Summit 25–27 September 2015 Further to this communication, it was noted that some opportunities had already been missed as negotiations started in January. However,the remaining process present an opportunity for collective engagement and that civilsociety actors can still influence country representatives in the on going negotiations. By the end of the dialogue, a committee was setup to identify which goals and indicators the coalition is to prioritize and target in as far as Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition.This committee was further tasked to develop a draft road map through which other coalition members can be actively engaged in influencing the SDG discussions.

#George #Rwakashambo.

[03/30/15]   FAO’s role in social protection

About 73 percent of the world population have no access to adequate social protection (ILO,2014). A majority of people without social protection live in the rural areas of developing countries, many of them dependent on agriculture to make a living. Poor rural households are already constrained by limited access to resources, low agricultural productivity and poorly functioning markets, which reduce their ability to cope with economic and natural risks and shocks that threaten their livelihoods.

Providing them with access to social protection helps them to better manage the social and economic risks and environmental threats they are exposed to. Through direct income support to the most vulnerable households, social protection helps alleviate extreme poverty and overcome food insecurity. At the same time, by providing more income security and investing in rural livelihoods, social protection can contribute to improve agricultural productivity, stimulate local economic development, build resilience, encourage sustainable natural resource uses and promote social inclusion.

If properly designed, social protection tends to benefit women and promotes their economic and social empowerment. Similarly, it can also benefit children and youth, as social protection helps improve nutrition and health outcomes inasmuch as household income security allows young people to stay in school longer, and cash for work programmes help enhance employment opportunities for youth.

Synergies with food and agriculture and rural development policies

FAO is committed to support governments and partners in addressing the main challenges for incorporating social protection into national strategies and actions to fight hunger and in promoting greater policy coherence and synergies between social protection, food and nutrition security, agricultural development, natural resource management and rural poverty reduction. FAO’s work focuses on:

incorporating social protection into national strategies and actions to fight hunger and malnutrition;
maximizing synergies between social protection and agricultural policies and articulating a coordinated strategy for rural development and poverty reduction;
incorporating social protection into strategies and investment plans to increase resilience and adaptation to shocks;
supporting governments in expanding social protection systems in rural areas;
supporting governments and other stakeholders, including civil society organizations, in developing good governance systems.

This involves:

strengthening human and institutional capacities to manage policy processes in a coherent manner, providing policy advice and support to the design and implementation of programmes;
facilitating policy dialogues among stakeholders and providing evidence-based knowledge and capacity development in the use of relevant policy tools for supporting countries in strengthening the linkages between social protection, agriculture and rural development;
raising awareness among stakeholders on the role of social protection in reducing rural poverty and increasing economic and social empowerment;
knowledge generation and dissemination at the local, national, regional and global levels through the collection and compilation of information, data and good practices on the impact of social protection schemes on rural poverty, food and nutrition security and related areas;
sharing methods and analytical tools for assessing the effectiveness of social protection initiatives in rural poverty reduction and food security.

In achieving these goals, FAO has strengthened its commitment by placing social protection at the centre of its renewed strategic framework and establishing an inter-divisional team which will work in partnership with all relevant stakeholders at international, regional and country levels.


Hi ENACT students, we are very happy to announce that we are on the final steps of finishing the final version of the ENACT face-to-face version. In the next months we will publish the final course. We were so inspired by your work that we wanted to use some of the pictures that you shared to illustrate the course, but first we need to ask for your permission. Please, if you recognize yourself in the pictures below, just write down yes in the comments if you agree. We would really appreciate your help!
All the best,
ENACT team



New year comes with many resolutions and grear commitment to make that change.
This year PlanPregnancy is encouraging all Ladies to eat Nutritiously.
Your plate should contain some grains/tubers, some meat/poultry/fish/egg/beans and a little fat/oil.
Snacks must be a healthy choice apples, oranges, pineapple, banana.
Make this commitment for your unborn children because "A healthy baby is formed from nutritious food"

[10/26/14]   HERE IN UGANDA, We have very many overweight n obese people who are proud of their status. how can we reach out to them? its a challenge to penetrate the public especially for Ugandan ENACT group. any suggestions?

ENACT at ANEC, Accra, Ghana, 20-25 July, 2014 11/08/2014

ENACT was represented at the recent meeting of the Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VI) in Accra, Ghana. A pre-conference Orientation Workshop was held for24 potential tutors from universities and NGOs interested in adopting ENACT.

A symposium session was also held, which included presentations from ENACT tutors from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, and members of the ENACT team. More than 80 people attended this symposium.

The highlight of this event was when Ghanaian piloting students and teaching assistant shared their piloting experiences. The response from attendees was extremely positive!

ENACT was represented at the recent meeting of the Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference (ANEC VI) in Accra, Ghana. A pre-conference Orientation Workshop was held for24 potential tutors from universities and NGOs interested in adopting ENACT.

A symposium session was also held, which included presentations from ENACT tutors from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, and members of the ENACT team. More than 80 people attended this symposium.

The highlight of this event was when Ghanaian piloting students and teaching assistant shared their piloting experiences. The response from attendees was extremely positive!

[06/26/14]   Dear colleagues, is the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative implemented in ur it facing challenges?

[06/04/14]   The article "Undergraduate module on nutrition education and communication for Africa: Profiles of potential students" has been published on the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development.

A special thanks to all the students that collaborated in taking the survey!


[06/04/14]   The third issue of the ENACT newsletter has been published:

This issue focuses on the experiences from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. Hope you enjoy the read!

Please feel free to share this link with others who may be interested.

PlanPregnancy Organization 25/04/2014

Things to consider if you want to conceive

PlanPregnancy Organization Do you want to hold your baby this year? Are you newlywed and cannot wait to get pregnant?Things to consider if you want to conceive; 1. Are you of AGE? There is less risk if you are above 18 years.Biologically one is matured after menstruating for 5 years. So if one starts menstruating at 10 years

ENACT students Kenyatta University, Kenya 04/02/2014

This is the ENACT group Kenyatta University listening to the presentation of UNIT 3 final tutorial

This is the ENACT group Kenyatta University listening to the presentation of UNIT 3 final tutorial

ENACT Kenya Mini survey on Nutrition Awareness(unit 1) 04/02/2014

This are Kenyatta University students in the ENACT group doing a mini survey on nutrition awareness.(John ENACT, Kenya)

This are Kenyatta University students in the ENACT group doing a mini survey on nutrition awareness.(John ENACT, Kenya)


Activity 2 role play by Kenyatta University ENACT group.

Activity 2 role play, ENACT group Kenyatta University, Kenya(John Oloo)


Activity 2 Role play ENACT Kenya

This is a role play by Kenyatta University student ENACT group. They are presenting on the play card "what matters is quantity, not should make you feel full."


Activity 2 role play

This are ENACT Kenyatta University Students doing a role play during the final tutorial of activity 2

[01/31/14]   Hello,
I thought some of the ENACT students/tutors might be interested in trying for the US Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) scholarsip program, to attend the SNEB annual conference:
The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEB Foundation) is accepting applications for the three Scholarship Programs that provide free conference registration and travel funds to selected recipients. There are scholarships for both US and International students. The deadline to apply is February 14, 2014.

Community Scholarships
The goal of the Community Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to those who offer community-based nutrition education programs to attend the SNEB Annual Conference. This scholarship is open to non-members although preference is given to associate members of SNEB. Candidate may join at time of application. Download the application

Student Scholarships
The SNEB Foundation also offers Student Scholarships and the Robin Orr Memorial International Student Scholarship. The goal of the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Foundation (SNEBF) Student Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to student members of SNEB who wish to attend the SNEB Annual Conference. Scholarship is open to SNEB student members only but candidate may join at time of application.

Download the student scholarship application
Download the Robin Orr Memorial International Student Scholarship application
See website for details:
Ramani (FAO)

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Activity 2 role play by Kenyatta University ENACT group.
Activity 2 Role play ENACT Kenya
Activity 2 role play
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another group performing the scenario in unit 5
the scenario for the activity 19 in unit 5
I interview this man about the eating pattern and type of food he eat over the past 10-20 year.he says 'in the past my f...




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