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
Two nutritionists performed a successful mission in India (Andhra Pradesh) in November 2019. On a campus with 120 disabled children, they analysed the nutritional situation and made suggestions for improvement. This was positively received by the management of the...
This 2019 edition of The State of the World’s Children (SOWC) examines the issue of children, food and nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge. Despite progress in the past two decades, one third of children under age 5 are...
FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2019. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019. Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns. Rome, FAO. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.A flagship FAO publication about the state of food security and nutrition...
A nice ‘side-effect’ of the improvement in nutrition: expansion of the green garden by disabled young people who are trained as gardeners.