International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Utilizing Nutrition Education for Sustainable Household Nutrition in Nigeria
Nnennia C. Achor

Poor nutrition is a major problem in the life of individuals and families in Nigeria. This is usually a consequence of lack, (poverty) and ignorance (lack of knowledge) or both combined. This paper examines the concepts of nutrition, nutrition education and sustainability of household nutrition. The approaches to nutrition education are also highlighted. This paper portrays nutrition education as a tool for initiating that spark of creative and innovative thinking, changes of behavior, development of attitudes, skills and confidence people need to improve their nutrition practices. However, effective nutrition education must be conveyed through a suitable approach. This paper also advanced some strategies that would make nutrition education, meaningful and sustainable to recipients.

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