Kakamega First Lady H.E Prof. Janet Kassily Barasa on Monday in her capacity as the County Nutrition Champion led County Government officers in a capacity building meeting on nutrition conducted by USAID, Boresha Jamii.
In her speech, Prof. Kassily encouraged the participants to enhance advocacy on nutrition matters primarily focusing on the first 1000 days of a child’s development so as to scale down the County stunted rate from the current 12 percent to at least 2 percent.
Nutrition matters, she explained, are captured in Kakamega Governor’s, H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa’s, Health & Sanitation and Food Security Pillars adding that good nutrition will ensure a healthy population that is capable of growing its wealth.
USAID Boresha Jamii has already identified and trained 60 nutrition champions, 5 from each Sub-County, to help the County meet its nutrition targets.
Prof. Kassily was informed of the plans by the County Government to establish a lactation room at the new County Headquarters to cater for breastfeeding employees during working hours.