keywords: Cost of diet, diet analysis, malnutrition, save the children
The paper titled “review on cost of diet analysis as a tool for combating malnutrition in Nigeria” attempts to highlight how Cost of the Diet – a method developed by Save the Children – can be utilized to mitigate the challenges of malnutrition in Nigeria. In order to achieve this, a desk review was conducted by exploring a database of literature on Cost of the Diet and malnutrition. It was found that as a method used for the purpose of estimating the amount and combination of local foods that are needed to provide individuals or a family with foods that meet their average needs for energy and their recommended intakes of protein, fat and micronutrients, several countries have used it to inform policy directions that could mitigate malnutrition. In consequence, this paper recommends that Nigeria should maximize the benefits inherent in the method to combat malnutrition.