For the first time, an award for Nutrition Reporting was presented at the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME). Mr. Ololade Olatunji, Associate Editor of The Nation newspaper emerged winner. Now in its 27th year, DAME promotes and rewards excellence in journalism.
The ‘Nestlé Prize for Nutrition Reporting’ has created an opportunity for nutrition writers to also be recognized and celebrated among their peers. Nestlé is also providing training opportunities for nutrition and health writers who participated in this year’s DAME.
The Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Nestlé Nigeria, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka said, “We strongly believe that when provided with adequate information and training, the media plays a key role in raising awareness of key nutrition, health and wellness issues among stakeholders and the public.
Armed with fact-based information, individuals and families are empowered to make healthier nutrition choices. In line therefore, with our purpose, which is enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, we are collaborating with the Lagos Business School (LBS) to provide training opportunities for nutrition and health writers who participated in this year’s DAME. This will ensure that they are well equipped to fulfil their crucial role in helping to improve Nigeria’s health index.”