Help Colombian Children with Chronic Malnutrition

$7,852 $2,148
Raised Remaining
Oct 4, 2011

Helping children combat malnutrition

The project aims to work in the prevention of child nutrition problems and the promotion of proper eating habits in families of children served by the foundation who once nutritional values, is making plans customized and individualized intervention so comprehensive nutritional, psychosocial and educational. At the same time there are activities such as nutritional surveillance, specialized diet, psychosocial care, the scale of neurodevelopment, anemia status, educational home visits by monitoring and evaluations of the progress and achievements of each child, also is linked parents and / or caregivers to training and educational workshops with mothers,

Our children reside in the town of Usaquén of Bogota (Colombia), their socioeconomic status is very precarious. Generally, parents and mothers working in different trades, construction, security guards, street vending, utilities and others, and their average income is $ 500,000 per month, paying rent in tenements, has access to public services.

During the individual attention you shoot anthropometric measures according to their age group on a regular basis, reflecting the evolution of the nutritional status of children: according to analysis by the nutritionist. Thanks to the balanced diet they are getting according to their problems and active participation of families in the workshops of food and nutrition education, 83% of children who are in the program improved their condition of malnutrition.

There has been among children with a greater acceptance of certain foods such as vegetables and whole fruits, because the pleasure to consume. Mothers have also taken a greater awareness of the importance of healthy eating habits which affects the quality of food offered to their families

Future Plans:

NURTURING Foundation based on their experience of 30 years in the management of nutritional problems particularly affecting early childhood, continue to innovate and re-directing their programs based on continuous evaluation that makes management. In this regard it is important to recognize that some phenomena related to food insecurity have been declining over time, and the severity of these problems. No emabrgo is important to continue working to strengthen social and community networks.

On the other hand beginning to see more and more children / younger ages as overweight and obese regardless of their socioeconomic conditions. Therefore, the Nurture Foundation has initiated intervention processes to this problem with the support of academic and avoid replicating this phenomenon further.

"Bray ORJUELA ALEXANDER, CHILD OF 7 YEARS SAYS benefited from the program: Thank God there are still people as generous as UDS. GOD BLESS YOU FOR SUPPORT AND HELP TO BE MORE FELICICES, THANKS "

Our donors are invited to learn about our boys and girls, also contact us through our website or Colombia login page if they want further information or comment on the project and we thank them continue to support.



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Project Leader

Martina Cocco

Bogota, D.C. Colombia

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