Dear Dr. Alice Baingana, you are right.
Nutrition education is neglected by health practitioners.
However see the reality: people want drugs, remedies to their problems of health.
See what the "science" has offered for malnutrition in children: another drug, in disguise of a paste manufactured in Europa for children of Africa. It is the plumpynut(PN), it represents the medicalization of malnutrition, mothers are given tot number of packets of PN to be used daily in a week, like an antibiotic.
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HIFA profile: Massimo Serventi is a long-standing Pediatrician working in Africa since 1982. He has worked for several NGOs in 6 African/2 Asian countries. His interests include clinical and community pediatrics, adherence to clinical guidelines and school education as the major determinant of good health. massimoser20 AT gmail.com