Trans-fat

CAPPA trains South-East journalists on Trans fats reporting

CAPPA trains South-East journalists on Trans fats reporting

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has trained journalists from the five states of the Southeast on effective reporting of trans fats. The two-day training organised in conjunction with the Network for Health Equity and Development (NHED) in Enugu was funded by the Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI). The training was facilitated by local and international public health,…

Why delayed gazette of trans-fat regulation is dangerous

Why delayed gazette of trans-fat regulation is dangerous

Meals that contain unsaturated fats are prone to oxidation of fats and oils. This is easily noticed by the change in the appearance, taste and smell of such foods. Consumption of such meals is life threatening and could lead to several cardiovascular illnesses. Unfortunately, such meals are consumed regularly by Nigerians and has led to deaths of hundreds and rendering…

Fatty Acids in foods: Journalists demand law on regulation

Fatty Acids in foods: Journalists demand law on regulation

Journalists from various media houses on Sunday in Enugu urged the Federal Government to enact a law regulating the use and consumption of Industrial Trans-Fatty Acids (TFAs). Trans-Fatty Acids, also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids are unsaturated fat that naturally occur in small amounts in meat and milk fat. TFAs are made when food makers turn liquid oils into solid fats…

ENSG urges sustained advocacy against Trans-Fat Acids to check cardiovascular diseases

ENSG urges sustained advocacy against Trans-Fat Acids to check cardiovascular diseases

Enugu State Government on Saturday urged journalists and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to sustain current advocacy against Trans-Fatty Acids (TFAs) to check rising cardiovascular diseases. The charge was made in Enugu by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi. He was addressing a journalism training session on Trans-Fat Reporting organised by Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), a CSO.…

ENSG urges sustained advocacy against Trans-Fat Acids to check cardiovascular diseases

ENSG urges sustained advocacy against Trans-Fat Acids to check cardiovascular diseases

Enugu State Government on Saturday urged journalists and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to sustain current advocacy against Trans-Fatty Acids (TFAs) to check rising cardiovascular diseases. The charge was made in Enugu by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ikechukwu Obi. He was addressing a journalism training session on Trans-Fat Reporting organised by Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), a CSO.…

Why Delayed Gazette of Trans-fat Regulation is Dangerous

Why Delayed Gazette of Trans-fat Regulation is Dangerous

By Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello Meals that contain unsaturated fats are prone to oxidation of the fats and oils. This is easily noticed by the change in the appearance, taste and smell of such foods. Consumption of such meals is life threatening and could lead to several cardiovascular illnesses. Unfortunately, such meals are consumed regularly by Nigerians and has led to deaths…

CJID staffer, five others win CAPPA trans fat fellowship

CJID staffer, five others win CAPPA trans fat fellowship

The new set of the winners, according to CAPPA, will form the second cohort of the fellowship, with a virtual orientation slated for today, April 12. Felicia Dairo, a staffer of the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), PREMIUM TIMES’ sister organisation, but who frequently reports for the newspaper, has emerged as one of the winners of the Journalism…

Winners emerge for CAPPA trans fat fellowship

Winners emerge for CAPPA trans fat fellowship

Six winners have emerged for the Journalism Fellowship for Investigative Reporting on Trans Fat. The winners for the programme organised by the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) are Temitope Bademosi (TVC), Sunday Elom (Orient Daily Newspaper), Dare Akogun (Sobi FM), Felicia Dairo (Premium Times), Nkoli Omhoudu (AIT), and Adesola Ikulajolu (Independent Journalist). They will form the second cohort…

Trans-Fat: Air frying vs Deep Frying, By Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

Trans-Fat: Air frying vs Deep Frying, By Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello

Studies have shown that products resulting from oils heated for long periods under extreme temperature contains polar compounds Traditionally, heated oils are used in frying foods. They vary from vegetable oil, palm oil, olive oil, sunflower to chicken oil and could be used in preparing fried foods and cooked meals. However, there are safe and unsafe frying methods that largely…

Trans-Fat: Air Frying vs Deep Frying

Trans-Fat: Air Frying vs Deep Frying

By: Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello Traditionally, heated oils are used in frying foods.  They vary from vegetable oil, palm oil, olive oil, sunflower to chicken oil and could be used in preparing fried foods and cooked meals. However, there are safe and unsafe frying methods that largely contribute to the well-being of humans. Staple Nigerian foods like chin-chin, yam, potatoes, chicken, plantain,…