The Powerful Women of Kenya Fortified
In 2012, as East Africa recovered from record drought, we called on the Future Fortified community to help invest in good nutrition in Kenya. And thanks to you, we achieved our goal and right now we are reaching over 20,000 children in southern Kenya with home nutrition packets - small packets filled with the essential nutrients children need to live, grow and learn. Kenya Fortified is possible because of an incredible network of powerful, local women -- community leaders, health workers and mothers -- working together to help nourish the future.
Nutrition: The Essential Ingredient
What does it take to be an elite athlete? It all starts with good nutrition in the first 1,000 days from a woman's pregnancy to a child's second birthday. This holiday season, Amway is teaming up with the Future Fortified campaign to help children live, grow and learn through good nutrition.
Dreams Fortified. Dallas Clayton on Nutrition and Creativity.
For children to dream big and be creative, they need a strong mind and healthy brain. And that begins with good nutrition. Author Dallas Clayton teams up with Future Fortified to explain the important link between creativity, education and nutrition.
Kenya sits in the midst of one of the most food insecure regions in the world. 2.4 million Kenyans are food insecure, meaning they are less likely to eat a diverse diet filled with the nutrients needed to lead healthy, productive lives. Micronutrient deficiencies are particularly prevalent among pregnant women and young children. Future Fortified and GAIN are working alongside the Kenyan Government and its partners, such as Feed the Children, to embark on a countrywide effort to improve nutrition for 1.5 million children.
Introducing: Future Fortified
Future Fortified is a global campaign to help millions of children around the world gain access to the essential nutrients they need to lead healthy, enriched lives. Check out our new campaign video!
The Missing Ingredient
Shot in Kisumu, Western Kenya, this video documents the success of a program to supply children with home nutrition packets (Sprinkles®), filled with vitamins and minerals added daily to meals. A key study, implemented by CDC and the Kenyan NGO Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP) and co-financed by GAIN, has shown that community promotion of the supplements led to reductions in micronutrient deficiencies in iron (14 percent), vitamin A (10 percent), and anemia (11 percent).
1,000 Days to Shape a Child's Future
With hand-drawn images layered upon one another, Iranian-born artist Avish Khebrehzadeh provides her artistic depiction of how good nutrition can support a child’s growth and development in the short video. Educated in Italy and now living in Washington, DC, Avish’s hand-drawn images portray the simplicity and elemental nature of nutrition.
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