Ansar ruddeen International Schools advises parents on children’s diet
Ansar Uddeen International Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools has advised parents to include fruits in children’s diet for healthy growth and mental development.
Speaking at the schools’ Fruits and Colour Day celebration, yesterday, in Maitama, Abuja, Dr. Khadijah Yusuf, said fruits provide vitamins and minerals which are vital for healthy growth and mental balance of children.
She listed fruits which had vitamins A, B, C and D and how they help in providing immunity to the body system of children.
“Children need beans and cereals for vitamin B, which prevents anaemia. So it is wrong when mothers say ‘my children don’t like beans. Cook Irish potatoes and eggs for them,’” she said.
She added that children liked colours so it was advisable to put carrot and green beans and other vegetables in foods like noodles.
Earlier, the school consultant, Ibrahim Mustapha, said it will not relent in promoting best practices which would make it produce global citizens.
Meanwhile, the Chief Imam of Ansar Uddeen mosque, Dr Musa Olaofe, who is also the chairman of the society’s education board, has advised parents to take the education of their wards seriously.