Nutrition

Image Alternative Text: Betty Muleya speaking during the nutrition training in Siavonga

A Community Health Worker Becomes a Fishfirst! Zambia Champion and Local Catalyst for Change

Betty Muleya, a community health worker in Sinazongwe District of Zambia, took an active role in the FishFirst! Zambia activities and has been a local advocate, spreading the word about the benefits of fish consumption for mothers and children and…

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Nutrient Capture and Sustainable Yield Maximized by a Gear Modification in Artisanal Fishing Traps

Through the Samaki Salama and the Achieving Fisheries Sustainability in a Climate Sanctuary activities, a new publication is available, which highlights their joint research on coral reef artisanal fisheries and using modified fishing traps.

Image Alternative Text: Taabia’s photo was taken while helping with the analysis of the oyster samples.

Oysters’ Potential as a Rich Source of Micronutrients in Ghana May be Threatened by Heavy Metal Contamination

The Fish Innovation Lab's "Micronutrient Impact of Oysters in the Diet of Women Shellfishers" activity has discovered that there are high levels of mercury evident in the oysters as well as contamination with arsenic, cadmium, and lead. “I hope the…

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Role of Fish and Other Aquatic Animal-Source Food in Enhancing Nutrition and Food Security in Africa

In this video, four Fish Innovation Lab-supported activities are featured during this exciting and informative session, which focuses on nutrition and food security in vulnerable small-scale fishing communities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Image Alternative Text: a woman cutting up fish, using proper methods such as gloves and a clean knife and cutting board, to prepare a meal

Safe Fish for Children and Expecting Mothers

Learn about how the Nourishing Nations activity is working toward helping women and youth have safe, nutritious fish to add to their diets. Read Terezie Tolar-Peterson's Agrilinks article to find out more!

Image Alternative Text: Seated, Bora, a male caregiver from Kuruwitu village, received nutrition education on the multiple nutrients in fish from a nutrition educator.

Individualized Nutrition Education and Group Cooking Demonstrations Increase Knowledge on Fish Consumption Among Caregivers

Bora, a participant in the Samaki Salama cooking demonstrations, not only received nutrition education thanks to the team's work, but he also learned how to cook healthy, well-balanced meals for himself and his four-year-old son. Read this success…

Image Alternative Text: Hamisi, is a fisherman in Uyombo, receiving his modified basket trap from two of the Samaki Salama project staff.

Modified Fishing Traps and Fisher Workshops Promote Fish Consumption and Sustainable Fishing

As a part of the Samaki Salama project, the team distributes basket traps to fishers and, in return, receives data on the amount and types of fish caught. Hamisi, one out of 100 fishers who received basket traps, has reported an increase in the…

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Aquatic Animal Foods Play a Key Role in Supporting Nutrition and Child Health

A new paper by the Fish Innovation Lab's nutrition specialist, East Africa specialist, and colleagues examines data from 175 countries over 20 years to estimate associations between consumption of aquatic animal source foods and important indicators…

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FishFirst! Zambia Research Scholars Present Posters at 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ania Issac and Makayla Smith, two MSU undergraduate research scholars, presented posters of FishFirst! Zambia research at the 2022 Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium held at Mississippi State University.

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Fish and Complementary Feeding Practices for Young Children: Qualitative Research Findings From Coastal Kenya

The Samaki Salama team has a new publication accepted in PLOS ONE. This study examines barriers to fish consumption during the complementary feeding period in two coastal counties of Kenya with high rates of child malnutrition.