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Deputy Governor of Lagos lauds Peak on pre-school programme

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Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule.


Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, has commended Peak 456 growing up milk and the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN) for their continuing efforts in promoting healthy eating and active life style habits in children and communities across the country. Adebule gave the commendation at the media launch of  FrieslandCampina WAMCO Peak 456 Drink Move Be Strong (DMBS) pre-school Programme in Lagos.
  
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye, Adebule stated the importance of ensuring that children imbibe healthy eating habits from an early age for a positive impact on their wellbeing.
  
She said, “The future of our nation is dependent on the children we raise today. We need to ensure that our children receive the right nutrition and education to secure the socio-economic and political well-being of our nation. Your intervention through this programme is a welcome development that will help many homes, families and children have access to the nutritional values and requirements for proper healthy living.”
 
While speaking at the event, Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Ore Famurewa, noted that childhood is a period of rapid growth and development, hence nutrient requirements are proportionally higher at this stage of their development than at any other time in the life cycle.
  
She said, “From childhood, we form our eating and lifestyle habits and these habits have impact on us into adulthood. It is of utmost importance to inculcate in children from their developmental years a healthy lifestyle and behavior through education and modeling. Schools play an important role in teaching children the importance of adequate nutrition and developing good eating habits. An early start of making healthy choices as children, will make it easier for them to keep up these habits as adults,” she added.  


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