World Milk Day 2021

The benefits of milk as a nutritional safety net for children

Child malnutrition remains a public health problem in Nigeria. Child growth is the most widely used indicator of nutritional status in a community and is internationally recognized as an important public health indicator for monitoring health in populations (WHO).   Childhood under-nutrition is characterized by failure to grow. Height-for-age (stunting), weight-for-height(wasting) and weight-for-age (underweight) are standard indices of physical growth that can be used to assess nutritional status.  The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey 2018 revealed that stunting amongst children under 5 years