'In order to reduce the number of malnourished children, we need to focus on providing the proper amounts of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals.' - Cesar Rodriguez
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
Every 6 seconds, a child under the age of 5 will die from malnutrition. The problem is overwhelming and global, but a new organization with a simple and focused solution has set out to make a difference for children and families across the world.
VMP Nutrition Foundation was established to wage a campaign against malnutrition. Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to disease according to the UN's Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) and is the number one killer of children under the age of five.
“In order to reduce the number of malnourished children, we need to focus on providing the proper amounts of micronutrients - vitamins and minerals,” stated Cesar Rodriguez, founder and visionary of VMP Nutrition Foundation.
Rodriguez’s research discovered that although children may be consuming some porridge type foods (including wheat, and rice), which are high in calories, these foods lack the essential micronutrients for proper growth and development. This is why VMP Nutrition Foundation supports a unique nutrient rich gel formulation with 22 vitamins & minerals; including, protein and omega 3 fatty acids. The additional distinguishing characteristics include; ready-to-eat out of the package, no need for water or special preparation and great tasting, which truly makes the difference when compared with other sustenance solutions.
Statistics on global malnutrition:
- Global estimate: 1 out of 4 children are malnourished.
- Every 6 seconds a child under the age of 5 dies from malnutrition.
- 53% of deaths occur from malnutrition each year – higher than AIDS, malaria, diarrhea and TB combined.
- 17 million children are born underweight every year.
- Astonishingly, 400 million children are malnourished, and the numbers are growing.
- Iron deficiency is the most prevalent form of malnutrition worldwide, affecting an estimated 2 billion people. Eradicating iron deficiency can improve national productivity levels by as much as 20 percent.
These statistics are both shocking and compelling but can all be addressed immediately with proper nutritional planning, funding and distribution. “We are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and have partnered with Ministries of Health and non-government organizations (NGO’s) in the most severe regions to reach as many children as possible”, added Rodriguez.
No one person or organization can adequately address the issue of children being under nourished. The excitement of making a difference is realized when governments, universities, NGO’s and sponsors agree on how to solve the problem. The VMP Nutrition Foundation, combined with the micronutrient gel, has all the right elements in place to make a lasting impact on communities. The result will be generations of healthy and productive children who can reach their potential.
“We invite you to join our campaign against malnutrition by opening your hearts and taking action to impact the lives of millions. Please visit vmpnutritionfoundation.org and with a small donation of $12 dollars, you will provide the essential micronutrients one child needs for an entire month. Do it now and feel great knowing you have changed a child’s life!” added Rodriguez.
Kori Valentine, Director of Public Relations and Social Media