Uganda, May 20 -- Local government officials and nutrition experts have called for parent-led feeding programmes to promote effective learning in school.

Mr Paul Lotee Komol, the Kotido District chairperson, said he has engaged parents in his area about the importance of providing meals for their children while at school.

"Some parents have settled in productive areas and can produce food such as maize, beans, and sweet potatoes. So, we encouraged the parents that when their children go to school, they should pack food for them. That is how we are addressing the issue of school feeding in Karamoja," Mr Lotee said on Friday during the third National Nutrition Forum in Kampala.

Likewise, Mr Charles Asiimwe, a nutrition consultant, said i...