Whenever I ask mothers and other parents in urban centers on what food they use to wean their infants from milk into solid foods, many shy away with a mumble - milk, fruits...
Such responses leave me tongue-tied. One, food is cultural, which means that whatever one chooses to eat is what their food is. I enjoy millet porridge and I never pause to declare that I weaned my children on millet-flour enriched with sardines, beans and groundnuts.
Some parents say that porridge they prepare is full of round knots filled with raw flour. I then realize the important role of food preparation skills in the achievement of better nutrition.
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What other food item do you desire but lack skills to prepare and consume?