Cooking is a lost art. This lack of knowledge or comfort in the kitchen is arguably one of the biggest health concerns today. A lot of adults today are cooking less and less. Which inadvertently means that; the kids aren’t learning about food or how it’s prepared. This is both sad and scary. Sadly a lot of families do not understand that cooking together as a family is in your best interest. But it doesn’t mean that it is non existent in some of today’s families; meaning it’s not impossible.
Today, its about the kids. When it comes to activities of almost any sort, most kids want to be involved. So, right now, we want to give the kids an occasional “ownership” of a meal.
We’ve found that when they have some say in the game, they are more likely to eat dinner and not ask for something else to eat instead.
A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior examined the feasibility and acceptability of helping families cook and eat together by providing a variety of ingredients and resources.
The researchers in the study found that 86 percent of the meals provided were prepared and even more impressive, 96 percent were eaten together.
1. Figure out a time that family dinner will work. Aim to do this one or two times more than how you’ve been doing in the past. E.g; If Wednesday is the day that works for everyone in your family, make this a priority by letting nothing else get in the way.
2. Have the kids help you pick out a meal, create a list from a recipe, and shop for the ingredients in that meal TOGETHER (its all part of the process).
3. Involve your kids in age appropriate kitchen prep activities (with supervision).
Maybe the younger kids would best help mixing ingredients, while those slightly older could actually be shown some knife skills and how to cook over heat.
The sooner we can get our kids involved by teaching them the basics around the kitchen, the better off they will be as they grow up and, ultimately, when they’re on their own.
Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.
Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.
Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines
These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.
This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.
COVID-19: Cross River Govt Kicks Against Stigmatisation, Urges Residents To Get Tested
The Cross River Government has kicked against stigmatisation of people with COVID-19 in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu stated this on Monday while sensitizing the residents of Yakurr and Abi Local Government Areas of the state.
Dr. Edu while sensitizing the residents of the area pointed out that the disease is not a death sentence, rather residents should go for test to know their status.
She went on to emphasize the need for leaders within the communities to get involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ways to prevent the disease, and preventable deaths adding that testing centres have been established in both communities.
She also reiterated the need to strengthen the health system and promote health within the communities.
PTF: Despite Presenting Negative COVID-19 Results, 40 Percent Of Passengers On A Single Int’l Flight Tested Positive
The Federal Government has raised the alarm over COVID-19 test results being presented by international flights passenger.
Sani Aliyu, the national coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, raised the alarm while appearing before a joint Senate committee on health and aviation.
Ibrahim Oloriegbe, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, at the meeting, had expressed concern about the protocols for international flight operations about COVID-19 test requirements.
Responding to the concern, Aliyu expressed that some international flight passengers who presented negative COVID-19 results tested positive for thereon arrival in Nigeria.
Aliyu said there was an instance in which 40 percent of passengers on a single flight tested positive for COVID-19, despite presenting negative COVID-19 results before boarding.
Speaking further, he justified the measure put in place for flight operations, while he also revealed that the validity period of test had been reduced to four days from the initial seven days to prevent repeat occurrences.
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