I believe that every person, of every race, religion, or creed deserves access to food—high-quality, nutritious food. But today, this would be considered a belief that is nearly impossible to obtain. That is why malnutrition is recognized in the Millennium Development Goals as among the most serious challenges the global community must address, and is a goal to which The Mathile Institute is strongly committed.
Our mission, to discover, demonstrate and deliver nutritional advancements for children, instills a passion throughout our organization. Our focus is children under the age of five and women of child-bearing age.
The Institute’s core competencies in nutrition research, beneficiary understanding and product design and development enable us to work with collaborative organizations, and strive for evidenced-based solutions to malnutrition. The ultimate goal is a broad application of evidence-based solutions to extend the reach beyond regions of program implementation.
We know that collaborative working and learning relationships will create the most effective and successful programs. We are confident that our path will allow us to help reduce disease, combat poverty and eliminate cycles of malnutrition that would otherwise threaten future generations of children.
Thank you for your support.
Diane Hirakawa, Ph.D.