Nutrition key to human capital development – CS-SUNN

The Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS SUNN) Wednesday said nutrition is key to human capital development, adding that it serves as the cornerstone for the physical and mental wellbeing of individuals in the society.

CS SUNN celebrated its 10 years of interventions to reduce malnutrition in Nigeria and seven years of tackling malnutrition in Kaduna state.

A member of the alliance, Funmilayo Adeoye, who stated this at a media roundtable held in Kaduna said the deficiencies in essential nutrients resulted in malnutrition, which adversely impacts both the health and productivity of individuals.

“It is important to recognise that malnutrition not only undermines an individual’s health but also exerts a profound toll on economic prosperity, hindering the nation’s progress towards achieving its human capital development goals,” she said.

The director of Development Aid Coordination, Planning and Budget Commission (PBC) in Kaduna state, Aisha Muhammad, said government has reaffirmed its commitment to sustaining the fight against malnutrition for the betterment of the citizens.

She noted that the state government is committed to ensuring that malnutrition, stunting and wasting are eradicated in the state, adding that the relationship with CS-SUNN will continue to be strengthened.