A nutrition expert has won the World Food Prize. She got the prize for her pioneering methods of raising nutrient-rich fish. She campaigned to add fish to diets in developing countries. The USA praised her for her work. It said she worked out how poor people can raise nutrient-rich fish. It said millions of low-income families are now eating small fish regularly in everything. It added: "The key nutrients in the fish will protect children for a lifetime."
A Nobel Peace Prize winner created the prize. He wanted to recognise scientists who improved food quality. The expert grew up in Trinidad. She understood how nutritional fish were. She did research on malnutrition and fish diets in Bangladesh. She realized that small fish were very rich in vitamins and minerals. The expert hopes her award will get more women in developing countries to continue this research.