We cannot solve poverty without solving malnutrition
Improving nutrition is one of the most effective forms of development aid
We help local NGOs to improve the nutritional situation in order to combat growth retardation and anaemia.
Better nutrition leads to better health, especially for children. Good health increases the chance of escaping the poverty trap.
Improving the nutritional situation with local products
Our health professionals base their recommendations on field research into locally available products. The aim is to find a sustainable solution through the use of tailor-made plans aimed at creating healthy habits.
Green, because plant-based food is not only healthier, but also more sustainable
A predominantly plant-based diet is good for health, the environment and is a better choice in dry areas.
Good nutrition helps children to learn better at school.
‘Good nutrition gives children the opportunity to survive, grow, develop, learn, play and participate and contribute. Malnutrition, on the other hand, deprives children of their future prospects and condemns young people to a life of insecurity.’ (Unicef/WHO)
According to the World Health Organisation, malnutrition is the most serious threat to public health. Worldwide, 45 percent of child mortality (for children under 5 years) can be attributed to malnutrition.
The most important issues
Creating of large vegetable gardens
The professionals of the Green Food Foundation had observed that the people at Victoria Friendly Montessori (Kenya) needed to consume more green leafy vegetables. Large vegetable gardens are now being established there. The green leafy vegetables can be harvested,...
Mission in Kenya
Last month two of our nutritionists traveled to Kenya in order to collect anthropometric data of children attending the Victoria Friendly Montessori school. This project is a collaboration between The Green Food Foundation and Victoria Friendly Montessori, supported...
Mission in Uganda
In February 2022, two professionals traveled to Uganda on behalf of the Green Food Foundation. Here, they initiated a mission in collaboration with the NGO Link to Progress. Link to Progress is a non-governmental organization which aims to serve vulnerable communities...
A nice ‘side-effect’ of the improvement in nutrition: expansion of the green garden by disabled young people who are trained as gardeners.