To advance its mission, The Mathile Institute has identified three key issues to guide its programs:
- Develop evidence-based nutrition interventions that can be applied to at-risk children By the end of 2014, The Mathile Institute aims to benefit 10,000 children under the age of five with comprehensive Chispuditos micronutrient programs. Longer term, the Institute will continue to extend its reach and define sustainable, community-based models.Ultimately, the Institute hopes its evidence will catalyze National Ministry of Health policies in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras mandating long-range micronutrient supplementation for children under the age of five.
- Create new evidence-based nutritional truths The Institute will continue to establish evidence-based research programs to discover new nutritional truths in the areas of maternal and infant nutrition, cognitive development, and child growth and development. Outcomes of nutrition interventions will be documented in peer-reviewed papers and scientific abstracts.
- Develop capacity to expand the work of The Mathile Institute To enlist more minds and helping hands to solve global hunger, The Mathile Institute will continue to advance and expand its Revolution Hunger program. Building awareness of hunger issues among high school students will be at the forefront of this effort. Programs will be developed to promote enrollment in college programs relevant to hunger alleviation. Additionally, the Institute will explore providing training for scientists in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador to spur the development of micronutrient programs and policies in these regions. The Institute will also continue to seek grant opportunities to enable the expansion of all of its programs.