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Guatemala Trip, February 2015

Posted on April 3, 2015 by Emily Owens

This past February (2015), members of our team and our founder, Clay Mathile, traveled to Guatemala to witness firsthand the results of the Mathile Institute’s investment in improving childhood nutrition. Team members had the opportunity to meet with mothers, children, caregivers and collaborators and visit Mathile Institute major programs, including Sister Sarah’s Clinic, Sociedad Proctectora…

What is Chronic Malnutrition?

Posted on February 5, 2015 by Lauren Houle

Many people do not know the difference between hunger and malnutrition. Before I started working at the Mathile Institute, I believed that people in under developed countries were dying of starvation because they could not afford to eat. And while that is still part of the problem, I had no idea about the deeper struggle…

How Blessed Are We On Thanksgiving?

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Emilie Teuscher

We all know that Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it’s one of my favorite holidays, it’s probably one of yours too. It’s a holiday that allows you to kick-back and relax, spend time with loved ones, think about what we are grateful for, and of course eat lots and lots of FOOD. The average American consumes about…

Pro or No GMO?

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Lauren Houle

When most people hear the words, “genetically modified food,” they immediately think of negative adjectives like unnatural, dangerous and environmentally detrimental. I, like many Americans, am guilty of these judgments. Before I started working at the Mathile Institute, I made a huge effort to steer clear of anything that could have been genetically engineered in…

The Implications of Hidden Hunger

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Emilie Teuscher

5 Reasons Why Alleviating Global Child Malnutrition Will Lead To A Brighter Future

Posted on June 25, 2014 by Emilie Teuscher

As our stated by our President at the Institute, Dr. Hirakawa, “Malnutrition is recognized in the Millennium Development Goals as among the most serious challenges the global community must address.”  165 million children are undernourished in the world.  Intervening in the first years of a child’s life to prevent malnutrition leads to necessary benefits for the rest…

The Challenges that are Worth Overcoming to End Global Child Malnutrition

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Emilie Teuscher

Eliminating child malnutrition is not just travelling to a country, feeding the hungry children, and then leaving that country.  Ending child malnutrition and hunger is about sustainability.  Don’t get me wrong- going into a country and feeding hungry children is benevolent and a feel-good thing to do, but unless we strive to make it sustainable,…

A Small Organization With A Big Purpose

Posted on May 20, 2014 by Emilie Teuscher

Let me be honest, when I began my time here at The Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition, I did not know who Clay Mathile was, and certainly had no clue who Norman Borlaug was.  I was not intending to become an “intern” for any organization while I started my Master’s program at…