LiveBeyond
Feb 24, 2021 . 7 months ago

Proper Nutrition for Children in Thomazeau, Haiti

Many exciting steps are moving forward for LiveBeyond to implement our nutrition program to help end malnutrition in our region of Thomazeau. We are continuing to provide meals to 3,200 children each weekday. These meals are providing the proper nutrition for children in Thomazeau. We are eager to grow the number of children we serve in the near future. 

Nutrient Density of Each Meal

The meals that each child receives provides 800-1,000 calories. The calorie intake breaks down to 50% carbohydrates, 35% protein, & 15% fat per meal. To most people, this seems like a lot of calories for just one meal. It is important to remember that this meal could be the child’s only meal for the day, and the goal is to increase the weight of these children. With each meal, the children receive a vitamin packet to ensure they are consuming all essential nutrients for proper growth and development!

The Importance of Adequate Nutrition

The earlier we can impact proper nutrition for children in our region of Thomazeau, the better. According to the World Health Organization, “Nutrition is fundamental for good health and development during the early years of life. If children do not eat the right amounts of macronutrients like protein, fat, and carbohydrates and micronutrients like vitamin A, iodine, iron, and zinc, they may become ill, have delayed mental and motor development that can have enduring adverse effects beyond childhood, or die.” 

LiveBeyond will not stand for children to continue to suffer from a preventable cause. Many lives will soon be transformed as our nutrition expansion plans come to fruition. With glad and sincere hearts, these plans can become a reality because of the abundant generosity from the LiveBeyond family. 

“God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written: ‘They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.’” 

2 Corinthians 9: 8-9

Together, we will change the world one life at a time!

Join Us in Creating Strong Communities

If you would like to support LiveBeyond, we have a few different ways you can do so. You can donate by clicking here. You can support us through your prayers for the community of Thomazeau. Or you can select LiveBeyond as your charity of choice when you shop on AmazonSmile. With AmazonSmile, you shop & Amazon donates. Go to smile.amazon.com to get started today!

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