Education celebrates National Nutritional week

The Northern Cape Department of Education alongside its partners will alongsde various different bodies be embarking on celebrations for national nutrition week which is currently underway. The department will tomorrow  be adddressing the school community of Concordia primary school in Springbok in the Namakwa district  as it will highlight the importance of  National Nutrition Week 2023 with its theme, 'Feel Good with Food'. Nutrition is an important component of children’s health and is essential for their cognitive development. The South African Child Gauge estimates that about 27% or 1 in 4 young children are malnourished and less than the average height for their age due to a lack of access to nutritious foods in early childhood. National nutrition week commenced on 9 October and will conclude on 15 October 2023.

Journalist: Rene Julies

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