Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina launch AfricaNutrition program to provide insights into dietary patterns in Cote d’Ivoire
The AfricaNutrition program studies dietary patterns of vulnerable women and children in Cote d’Ivoire and resembles FrieslandCampina’s nutrition study SEANUTS (South East Nutritional Survey) currently being conducted in Southeast Asia.
The nutritional research is in line with Friesland’s goal of providing nutrition for the world population by making dairy products more accessible. Malnutrition is common in cote d’Ivoire and according to Friesland delivering products that are affordable, contain dairy and are rich in nutrients is very important.
Managing director FrieslandCampina consumer dairy Africa said the AfricaNutrition program is a great example of doing well by doing good. Through understanding the nutritional deficiencies of the vulnerable population in the country, Friesland can enrich and fortify its recipes, while ensuring products remain affordable and available to the wider population.
The study interviewed a total of 423 women and 423 children across four different cities about their socio-economic status and daily food intake and will be used to optimise the nutritional values of its products.