Inland fisheries critical for nourishing young children in sub-Saharan Africa, study reveals
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Inland fisheries are critical to supplying children with the nutritious, diverse diets required for cognitive development in rural sub-Saharan households, a new WorldFish research publication revealed.
The study determined fish was the primary animal-source food in the diets of infants and young children in Malawi and Zambia, and proximity to inland fisheries increased aquatic food consumption. The research showed that children rarely consumed other animal flesh foods like beef or chicken, underscoring fish and aquatic foods’ contributions to diet diversity and diet quality… Read the rest