The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) launched a campaign dubbed ‘Go for Soya Chunks’ on Friday, 23rd July 2021 at the Accra City Hotel. The campaign is to increase awareness and promote the nutritional benefits of soya chunks as an alternative to meat in meals and encourage its consumption in Ghana.
The campaign, which will run from June to December, 2021 will include activities for key stakeholders from the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), National Association of Domestic Bursars and Matrons (NADBAM), the Free SHS Secretariat and members of the public. These include sampling events, sharing of testimonial videos, and a pre-recorded demonstration video. There will also be a bazaar dubbed ‘Soy Food Festival’ in October to showcase various local meals prepared with processed soy ingredients.
“Soya Chunks are a great source of protein, high in fibre and low on fat. They are also high in minerals and vitamins,” says Chris Slemp, Project Director of World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)- Africa Division. He added that soya chunks are an affordable protein option with long shelf life (10-12 months) and do not require refrigeration.” He encouraged Ghanaians to consume the fresh and well-cooked version if they really want to reap the health benefits of soya chunks.
Some distinguished speakers who were present at the event included Mr. Samuel Ntim- Adu, (CEO, Yedent Agro Limited); Abdul – Nasser Alidu (CEO, Little Cow Consulting Ltd); Dr . Gertrude Quashigah ( National Coordinator , Ghana School Feeding Programme); Kolawole Braimah ( President, Vegetarian Association of Ghana) and Mr. Seth Offei ( Programme Officer – Agriculture Ghana School Feeding Programme).