Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala

by Aldea Maya assistance For Mayan Families Society
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Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala
Fight Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala

Project Report | Sep 27, 2017
Gardening nutrition, and cooking with the children

By Louise Sosa | Founder

The students in the Chuk Muk elementary school have been actively involved in garden, cooking and nutrition classes. The grade 3, grade 4, grade 5 and grade 6 classes have been learning about making compost, starting seedling, planting seedlings, watering and harvesting. The students then take what they have harvested and prepare yummy, nutritious meals.

Traditionally this area does not eat many vegetables and has rampant malnutrition. The students are loving the cooking classes and eating food that is totally new to them.

Our next step will be seed collection. The students will then be able to take the vegetable seeds to plant at home. Changing people's eating patterns is not an easy process but this is the first step in producing positive change.

The students in grade 6 participated in a fun project where they learned all about chaya. The students then made their own teaching tools and became the chaya nutrition instructors to their own mothers. All participated in a cooking class and each family received a chaya plant to take home.

Making salad
Making salad
Growing seedlings
Growing seedlings
Harvesting
Harvesting
Planting
Planting
Students teaching nutrition classes to moms
Students teaching nutrition classes to moms
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May 25, 2017
3 month report

By Louise Sosa | Project Leader

Feb 23, 2017
Getting ready for nutrition and cooking classes

By Louise Sosa | Aldea Maya treasurer

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Aldea Maya assistance For Mayan Families Society

Location: Qualicum, BC - Canada
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Project Leader:
Louise Sosa
Qualicum , BC Canada

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