The Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition in Nigeria has called on media practitioners to engage in writing advocacy stories that will improve the nutrition status in Nigeria.
The Executive Secretary CS-SUNN, Sunday Okoronkwo stated this at a 3-day media training in Abuja.
He encouraged Journalists to write data-driven stories that will improve nutrition status in the country.
According to him, the theme of the media training “Strengthening the capacity of Journalists for improved nutrition reportage and visibility” is strategic to improve the knowledge of journalists.
The Executive Secretary also reiterated the fact that dealing with the root cause of malnutrition will go a long way in tackling malnutrition in the country.
Speaking at the event Communications Expert, Mr Akin Jimoh urged journalists to write compelling human angle stories.
“It is important for media practitioners to portray their story in a way that people will understand. We need to utilize data visualisation in reporting nutrition stories.”
He further encouraged Journalists to develop expertise in writing nutrition stories.
“The story should be able to elevate the place of people in the society and the benefit of consuming nutritious food. Nutrition affects everyone in the society”.
In the same vein, the Communication Officer, Mrs Lilian Okafor said there is a need to improve nutrition reporting to end malnutrition in the country.
” Media practitioners need to constantly write on nutrition stories. They need to intensify effort by ensuring that Nigerians consume food that has the right nutrients”.