An­sar rud­deen In­ter­na­tional Schools ad­vises par­ents on chil­dren’s diet

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Terkula Igidi

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.

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