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Micronutrient enrichment of meals fed to pupils, using highly nutritious and low-cost underutilized fish under the school feeding program in Ghana

Summary of Article , 2014

The school feeding program by the Government of Ghana provides free lunch for school children in public basic schools. Foods used for such purpose need to have high nutritional value, have a low cost, and importantly be accepted by the school children. The paper experimented the use of underutilized fish species: woevi or ‘one-man-thousand’ (Sierathrissa leonensis), Flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans), Common bogue (Boops boops) anchovies (Anchoa guineensis) as well as Tuna frames. Laboratory analysis of the fish samples showed high nutritional significance and they were also well accepted by the school children.