Opening and Recap of Day 1 Activities

The meeting started with the announcement of coordinators for the day by the Ekiti State Nutrition Officer, Dr. Bolanle Olorunyomi: Mr. Adedayo and Mrs. Ajejomoniyi. Mrs. Omoyajowo Dorcas and Mr. Adebayo Adeniyi were the rapporteurs. The coordinators were mandated to ensure that latecomers paid the agreed fine of N200 each. Dr. Kehinde Adeniyi went on to announce that the online evaluation of Day 1 should be submitted by all. The opening prayer was said by Mrs. Aloowooye Bosede around 8.30am.

Mrs. Mubo Daramola led the participants to reflect on the Day 1 assignment which is on page 9-10 of Module 2 Manual as generally coordinated by Dr. Adeniyi. After this, Mrs. Ogidiolu Stella led us in singing the counselling song as learnt on Day 1. Later Mr. Elegbeleye presented the report of Day 1.

Main Activities

Continuation of Usage of Counseling Card vis-a-vis key messages was facilitated by Mrs. Adeyinka Akinbinu and role play   for story 2 on page 23 of Module 2 manual was done by group 2 while Dr. Ajayi handled the checklist for the role play.

Session 1 and 2 of Module 3:  State of Adolescent and Women’s Health  and  Why Nutrition in Adolescent & Women of Childbearing Age is Important  were facilitated  by  Dr. Mrs. Adejuwon. She stressed that if the chain  of Undernutrition Cycle is  not broken, an undernourished baby  will lead to an undernourished child, then to an undernourished adolescent and to an undernourished mother. All participants were divided into 4 groups in which each group deliberated and presented on causes of malnutrition in baby; Girl child, Adolescent  and Women of Childbearing age respectively. Questions and answers followed each group presentation.

Attendance was taken immediately after this session.

Session 3 and 4  of module 3 – Antenatal Care and Anaemia Control and Protecting Pregnant Adolescents and Women’s Health- were facilitated by Dr.  Kehinde Adeniyi using class interactive approach  and role play on how to counsel pregnant women was done. Session 5 of Module 3  was facilitated by Mr. Femi Ayeni  who divided the participants into two major groups. The groups were made to brainstorm on how to counsel pregnant women and the 2 stories on page 21 of Module 3 of the participants’ manual were practically acted out and observers made their comments.

Session 6 and 7 of Module 3 – Diet during pregnancy and lactation and Nutritional Needs of a Lactating Mother – were handled by Mrs. Akinbinu. She made the class very interactive too by asking the participants to suggest the liquids that can be taken and the ones that cannot be taken by pregnant and lactating mothers. Reasons for the suggested liquids were all written on the flip charts .The session went on to treat the preparation of a 5-star diet. The session was concluded by the remark made by Mrs. Eunice Kodak that daily consumption of a 5-Star Diet in meals is necessary for optimal growth and development of a child .

Session 8 and 9 of Module 3 – Preparing for establishing Breastfeeding and Key Nutrition Practices During Lactation – were facilitated by Mrs. Alapo Funmilola. During the sessions, a video clip on early initiation of breast milk within the first 1 hour of birth of babies with different positioning and attachments was shown to the participants. After this, all the participants were divided into six groups, where each group discussed proper positioning and attachment, early initiation of breastfeeding and empty breast milk duration among others. She went further to train the participants on nutrition during lactation. Three groups also reviewed the key to lactation practices during lactation to conclude the sessions.

Session 1 of Module 4 – Why Breastfeeding is Important – was facilitated by Dr. Mrs. Olusa. The session gave us the advantages of breastfeeding to the mother and the baby. It also went on to cover the risks of not practising exclusive breastfeeding to both the mother and the baby. It also highlighted the differences between human milk, cow milk and infant formula where  she stressed that the protein in human milk  is easily digested compared to casein in Cow Milk.  He concluded by dividing the class into three groups in which the following topics were treated interchangeably: (1) importance of breastfeeding to the infant, (2) risk of not breastfeeding exclusively to the baby and mother, and (3) importance of breastfeeding to the mother. Volunteers read for each group. 

The session ended with the reading of the key points on page 17-19 of the Module 4 manual.


Dr. Kehinde Adeniyi read out the names of those participants that will be facilitating for Day 3 and their supervisory facilitators, and the meeting came to a close around 7.30pm.