Action - Food-based dietary guidelines for Nigeria – a guide to healthy eating - Food-based dietary guidelines - Adolescents|Adult men and women|Elderly|Infants and young children|Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)|School age children (SAC)

Programme: Food-based dietary guidelines for Nigeria – a guide to healthy eating

Programme description

The Nigerian food guide is a food pyramid divided into five food groups. At the bottom are bread, grains and tubers, followed by vegetables and fruits. Both groups are to be eaten at every meal. Eggs, fish, meat and dairy are on the third level, and are to be eaten in moderation. Oils and fats should be eaten sparingly according to the pyramid, with confectionery limited to rare occasions. A glass of water is placed outside of the pyramid with the advice to always drink plenty of water.

Publishing institution: Federal Ministry of Health

http://www.health.gov.ng/

PDF available at the FAO website at
http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food-dietary-guidelines/regions/c...

Programme type

References

The information has been retrieved from the FAO Food-based dietary guidelines website at http://www.fao.org/nutrition/education/food-dietary-guidelines/regions/c...

Start date:

January
2001
Target group: 
Adolescents
Adult men and women
Elderly
Infants and young children
Preschool-age children (Pre-SAC)
School age children (SAC)

Revision log

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