Children taking a break for a healthy lunch
Nearly all the homes in the district of Sindhpalchowk, nestled at the base of the Himalayas, were leveled by the earthquakes last spring. More than 3,000 district residents lost their lives and thousands more were injured.
Now NYF is helping to ensure that the district’s children don’t become malnourished while their families struggle to rebuild their lives.
We set up nine “community kitchens” at elementary schools throughout the district to provide hot, mid-day meals for the children. Their mothers learn about proper nutrition and hygiene through classes offered by our trained dieticians.
To help measure our effectiveness and establish a baseline, NYF staff surveyed the mothers about their nutrition practices and also measured and weighed the children to determine their overall health.
Malnutrition was a big problem in this tiny country before the massive earthquakes destroyed large swaths of Nepal earlier this spring. Nearly half of all Nepalese children under age five are afflicted with the condition.
NYF operates 16 nutrition clinics throughout Nepal and has educated thousands of mothers and caretakers in the basics of good nutrition.
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Feeding children at one of the community kitchens