To advance the institute’s mission, we concentrate our activities in four strategic focus areas:
The provision of proper nutrition to this difficult to reach and often overlooked age group can help prevent stunting, improve cognitive outcomes, and ensure more positive health consequences for life. The window of opportunity to save children from the ravages of severe malnutrition lies from pre-pregnancy to around 24-months of a child’s age. The physiological, cultural, and community development opportunities to successfully address the “unmet nutritional needs” are vast.
Unquestionably, many areas of the world are in great need for nutritional intervention. Ability and receptivity of geographies to support and sustain nutritional intervention are considered.
Those affected by micronutrient deficiency worldwide exceeds two billion. Dietary deficiencies are borne disproportionately by children, mothers, and those living in rural communities. Resolution of these deficiencies will result in improved health outcomes for children and mothers.
The development of education and community outreach programs enable nutritional caretakers to provide healthy choices for themselves and their families. Evidence-based information resulting from these programs builds strong advocacy among and enables them to make informed decisions to sustain beneficial programs long-term.