Emmanuel Idowu, Ilorin
The Kwara Government on Friday, trained 100 members of the People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), on importance of nutrition and donated food items to them for healthy living.
Dr Seleem Alabi, the Project Manager and Executive Secretary, Kwara State HIV/AIDS Control Agency, (KWASACA) donated the food items to the beneficiaries in Ilorin.
Speaking with journalists during the training, Alabi said that the beneficiaries were selected from the 16 local government areas of the state.
He said that the gesture was one of the interventions of the government, through the agency, to take care of people who are living with HIV/AIDS.
He added that the beneficiary were trained on importance of nutrition for a healthy living.
According to Alabi, the beneficiaries were trained, properly, on how to eat balance and qualitative diet, food that are rich and would do them good, especially with kind of food they were taking.
“We have experts on ground that will teach them how to use our local food such beans, rice to prepared different types of food.
“A healthy diet throughout life promotes and supports normal growth, development and ageing helps to maintain healthy body weight and reduces the risk of chronic disease.” Alabi explained.
The project manager added that the intervention was to take care of the poor, the sick and the needy amongst the PLWHA in Kwara.
He said further that the state government supported PLWHA with 25 bags of rice, 15 bags semovital,4 gallons of palm oil, 3 bags of cassava flakes and 50 crates eggs.