The children visiting the Amina Zwindila Foundation School have been receiving substantial school meals since January. These measures should combat the lack of nutrients and malnourishment and thus improve the pupils' quality of life. In doing so, the school ensures it is providing a balanced, regionally-appropriate diet. But what sort of things do they eatin Nigeria?
Stews are very popular in Nigeria. These often comprise crushed grains and tubers and have a porridge-like consistency. Not only meat but root vegetables, yam roots or sweet potatoes are the main components of Nigerian cuisine and, alongside plantains, are some of the country's main sources of nutrients. In the school kitchen, they make sure that the dishes are rich in nutrients and filling enough, despite the school's minimal budget. Rice, beans or corn are particularly well-suited in this case and are particularly popular.