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Samaru Journal Of Agricultural Education

Year: 2017|   Volume No: 7|   ISSN: 0794 – 7860|   Page No: 133


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Title:  NUTRITION AND CHILD HEALTH: CHALLENGES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE NIGERIAN CHILD UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE

R.O. ONU, E. OKWORI AND G.I. ONAGWA 

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION AND RESEARCH LIAISON SERVICES (NAERLS), AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA, NIGERIA 

ABSTRACT

Most nations place much value on children and wish to see them grow to be healthy adults, mentally sound and productive. Children are assets to any nation, so the society cannot afford to ignore them. Despite the fact that many Nigerian families spend almost 75% of their income on food, the rate of malnutrition among children remains a serious source of concern. Recent studies have shown that 46% of Nigerian children of age five years and below are stunted, while another 46% suffer from wasting. This paper reviews the status of nutrition and health of the Nigerian child and the challenges these pose to his survival in the current economic dispensation. 

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