NEW JUABEN NORTH MUNICIPAL ASSEMBLY
REPORT ON FOOD DEMONSTRATION
Prepared by: Desk Officer Ghana School Feeding Programme
SUBMISSION OF REPORT FOR FOOD DEMONSTRATION FOR
GHANA SCHOOL FEEDING CATERERS AND FOOD VENDORS IN
There are high rates of anaemia and stunted growth among young children and women of childbearing age and the general population. This necessitated a training on food demonstration to train
Ghana School Feeding Caterers and Food Vendors in the Municipality on how to use local food
stuff to prepare nutritional meal for the population in the Municipality. The training was organized
on 5th May 2021.
In attendance were 16 school feeding caterers and 30 food vendors. In opening the training, the
Municipal Chief Education reminded the women of the important role they play in taking care of
the most important aspect of the development of children. She asked them to take the training
seriously so that it will benefit them and the general population they serve.
2.0 FOOD DEMONSTRATION HOW TO USE SOYA BEAN
Food demonstration is a process of conveying nutritional information to a target group through
cooking and sharing nutrition tips as it is being done. This includes discussing different available
foods ingredients and how they are used, as well as cooking the food together and tasting the food
2.1 PREPARATION OF COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING ENRICHMENT POWDER
The Municipal Nutrition Officer took member through how to prepare ENRICHMENT MIX using
soya beans and ground nut. Enrichment powders are a blend of energy dense foods that can be
preserved in a flour form and sprinkled on a prepared meal, such as ready-made pap, porridge,
rice, and other family foods. Groundnut paste can be used to obtain groundnut milk or used while
cooking to increase the energy and nutrient content of the food. Below are the different options for
enrichment powders and paste that can be used. 1. Soya beans + groundnut/benni seed (Sesame
seeds) + crayfish. 2. Groundnut paste.
PREPARATION OF ENRICHMENT MIX
1. Preparation of Soya Bean and Groundnut Mix Ingredients
Soya bean 1 Olonka
Groundnuts/benniseed 4 milk tins
Crayfish 2 milk tins Number of servings: 20 (1 serving of small pap spoon = 100 grams)
Preparation time: 2 days Soya Beans 1. Sort out soya beans from stones and dirt.
2. Wash with water to remove traces of dirt.
3. Soak overnight, changing the water at least 2 times. (Do not cover in order to release the gas.)
4. Alternatively, soak in hot water for 2 hours and then rinse.
5. Strain the water the next day and wash and remove the testa (the skin/coat).
6. Sun dry in an area where rodents and insects will not contaminate.
7. Dry fry (roast) until golden brown.
1. Grind all the ingredients together.
2. Spread the enrichment powder mix on a tray to cool before storing in an airtight tin.
3. The ground mixture—enrichment powder can be stored for one week.
The enrichment mix can be stored in a cool place for 1 week in an airtight tin or briefly in a
Use on a prepared meal, such as porridge, rice, and other family foods as protein.
4.0 OPEN FORUM
Members sought to know if the product can be stored for later use. In response the Municipal
Nutrition Officer indicated that it can be stored for later use.
Members resolved to use the knowledge to prepare the food for the pupils.