On today’s schedule: School feeding programmes

Post 5 of 7, Mar 2015

Today another big meeting, this time to focus on school feeding and nutrition. Despite Namibia being an Upper Middle Income country, one child in four is stunted and two of three anaemic. There is a school feeding programme here providing a hot porridge made from a soy and corn blend, but milk could add much needed additional nutrients. I am encouraged by all the enthusiasm and willingness to drive the introduction of school milk and leave the meeting full of hope. Maybe Namibia will be the next school milk country in Sub-Sahara Africa?

Dinner in the hotel, and the history of Namibia being a German colony becomes obvious when I read the menu. I ordered a Wienerschnitzel with fried potatoes.

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