Project #4342

The Children Left Behind

by Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP
Dec 13, 2010

November Project Update - Eat your legumes!

Mmm...delicious legumes!
Mmm...delicious legumes!

This November, the children at the “I want to, I can” Center learned about healthy eating habits and members of the community became more involved in the program. Read on to find out how!

With diabetes on the rise in Mexico, the “I want to, I can” Development Center in Orizaba, Hidalgo emphasized the importance of eating well during “Healthy eating month”. Each day throughout November, a promoter brought a different healthy lunch for the boys and girls at the Center. When IMIFAP-“I want to, I can” visited, the children were chowing down on legumes and learning about the importance of eating a variety of healthy foods.

Back in August, IMIFAP-“I want to, I can” held a life skills training with about 30 caretakers who expressed interest in participating in future workshops. In response, the Center’s promoters organized a series of talks that they themselves will put on. Among other topics, they plan to discuss the issue of violence with men in the community.

Thank you for your continued support of the boys and girls of the “I want to, I can” Development Center.


Este noviembre, los niños del Centro de Desarrollo “Yo quiero, yo puedo” aprendieron sobre la importancia de comer sano mientras miembros de la comunidad se involucraron más en el programa. ¡Sigue leyendo para saber cómo!

Con la problemática de la diabetes cada vez más grave en México, el Centro promovió el comer sano a través del “Healthy eating month” este noviembre. Cada día a lo largo del mes, un promotor llevó algo saludable de comer para los niños y niñas del Centro. Cuando IMIFAP-“Yo quiero, yo puedo” los visitó, los niños estaban comiendo legumbres y aprendiendo sobre la importancia de comer una variedad de comida sana.

En el mes de agosto, IMIFAP-“Yo quiero, yo puedo” realizó un taller sobre habilidades para la vida con los cuidadores de los niños, quienes en turno, expresaron interés en participar en más talleres. Los promotores han organizado una serie de pláticas las cuales ellos brindarán a los miembros de la comunidad. Entre otros temas, quieren tratar el problema de violencia con los hombres.

Gracias por apoyar a los niños y niñas del Centro de Desarrollo “Yo quiero, yo puedo”.

Eating well at the "I want to, I can" Center
Eating well at the "I want to, I can" Center


  • Ingrid
    Ingrid Those pictures never fail to tug at my heart!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Shoshana
    Shoshana Glad you enjoy the pictures! In person these children tug at our hearts even more.
    • 6 years ago
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Instituto Mexicano de Investigacion de Familia y Poblacion - IMIFAP

Location: Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico
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Project Leader:
Anna-Emilia Hietanen
Mexico City, Mexico

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