TANZANIA has finally launched a food fortification programme aimed at adding value to food, in an effort to check health effects resulting from improper nutrition currently affecting 43 per cent of its children population.
President Jakaya Kikwete visited two popular processing factories in Dar es Salaam that have already kicked off the production of fortified food to officially launch the programme. He said at the events that starting the food fortification programme will help reduce — if not eliminating — health hazards grossly affecting stable growth of the children and the entire population.
“Food fortification will now achieve stable nutrition and not just eating for the sake of eating. Consuming food that is added with more value will equally eliminate health complications we now experience in our children,” Mr Kikwete observed.
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