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Community Video (Niger): How Can We Ensure Dietary Diversity in the Sahel?

While a woman is separating some food from the family meal for her young child, the community health worker (CHW) stops by. He congratulates the woman for feeding her child diverse foods on a separate plate and encourages her to also pound meat to add to the child’s meal. Later, the CHW picks Moringa leaves and tomatoes in his garden and explains to his friend that he will dry and store them to feed his children a diverse diet when the dry season arrives. He then demonstrates how to dry and store the leaves and tomatoes. When the CHW’s wife prepares enriched porridge with the dried ingredients, their neighbor watches the preparation. The CHW summarizes the importance of a varied diet for children under two, and explains the importance of porridge thickness.

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