Good nutrition in the indigenous communities of Los Altos de Chiapas is a process of work with the girls, boys, fathers, mothers and cooks, who have carried out actions for the recovery of the products of the milpa that allow to have healthy food .
The School Food Circle represents this effort through the Good Eating Festivities, which are a celebration that takes place as part of the exercise of the human right to food through the recovery of the diet and local knowledge of plants through a local circular economy model in which families benefit from income from the sale of their products.
The project has supported 130 girls and boys from the municipalities of Pantelhó and San Juan Cancuc, in the state of Chiapas, to access healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.
By Circulo de Alimentacion Escolar | Project Leader
The current contingency situation has implied uncertainty for many families, particularly in the most vulnerable sectors such as indigenous peoples, where opportunities are scarce.
The School Food Circle, faced with this challenge, has continued to provide food support to girls, boys, cooks and producers, through the Good Eating Festivities, which have constituted a mechanism that in addition to boosting the local economy, through the economy circular, contributes to the recovery of the local diet and knowledge.
With the project we are providing nutritious food to 130 girls and boys in the municipalities of Pantelhó and San Juan Cancuc, in the state of Chiapas, through the acquisition of community production.
The malnutrition of children is the consequence of multiple factors that go from the modification of the local diet, to the lack of economic resources that allow them to access healthy food. The School Food Circle seeks to modify the current environment, promoting comprehensive actions according to the socioeconomic and cultural context, promoting food governance and placing the right to food in the hands of local producers. Through the GlobalGiving donation, more than 100 girls and boys from Altos de Chiapas have increased their opportunities to access healthy and quality food, through support for families. Today more than ever, having a donation makes a difference, allowing girls and boys to reduce their vulnerability, giving them greater opportunities to improve their quality of life and that of their families.
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