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Food Too Expensive, Children in Kampala Drink Fuel Instead

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

Some children in Uganda’s capital say they can’t afford to buy meals, but bottles of aviation fuel are affordable. They inhale the fuel’s fumes and even drink the fuel to get a high that they say masks their hunger.

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Orange Sweet Potatoes Provide a Recipe for Healthier Children in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

Never mind the starch; these veggies are jam-packed with vitamins A, B6 and C, and they support the immune system. In a country plagued by high food prices and crop failures, and where 36 percent of children are undernourished or suffer from stunted growth, a national project attempts to teach locals about better nutrition.

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Ugandan Research Project Hopes to Make Nutritious Grasshoppers Available Year-Round

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthNutrition

A good source of protein, and delicious fried. The trouble has been that the insects can only be had during certain months, but researchers are seeking to solve this problem and, in turn, reduce malnutrition across the country.

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