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ISSN: 2637-6679

Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

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Factors Militating Against Nutrition and Primary Health Services in Nigeria Volume 6 - Issue 4

Adaeze Oguegbu*

  • Department of Public and Community Health, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, USA

Received: November 02, 2021   Published: November 22, 2021

Corresponding author: Adaeze Oguegbu, Department of Public and Community Health, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, USA

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2021.07.000252

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All over the world, feeding has been and it is still one of the characteristics of every living thing which man is among sequel to this, food is one of the basic necessities of life. It does not just keep living things alive but also invigorates growth and development as well as builds up immunity for protection against diseases. In other to achieve all these benefits of feeding, one has to eat a right through making adequate choice of food. This is to state that there are various classes of food with its own distinct nutrient which requires certain amount of combination with others to produce that which the body requires for its metabolism. It is unfortunate that not everybody is aware of the ways one could eat food that contains all the food nutrients in the right proportion thus eats anything food which does more harm than good. There is need for sensitization of the rural dweller in particular on good nutrition practice, which should be carried out through the community health services. The community health services/primary health services are the grass root health workers who are rooted in the interior villages to oversee the health related cases of the community members. Stemming from the above expressions, this paper tries to x-ray the concept of nutrition, benefits of good nutrition, factors militating against good nutrition, reasons for nutrition education, the concept of Primary health services, primary health types, principles of community health services and the challenges facing them in the discharge of their duties. Suggestions were also made based on the findings.

Keywords: Factors; Militating; Nutrition; Community Health; Services

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