Doña María Petzey got up very early one morning to travel from her village in San Antonio Chacayà, Guatemala, to Solala where she would learn how to feed her children and the children of her community. It seems pretty obvious how to feed kids, but there’s a lot more to it than just filling their bellies. So along with other women in her village, Doña María learned 7 different recipes using VitaMeal, fortified rice specially produced by Nu Skin for malnourished kids. VitaMeal is “more than a meal.” It does more than feed hungry bellies. VitaMeal builds strong bodies for lifelong health.
Kids in villages like Doña María’s that struggle with poverty suffer from malnutrition because the food they eat is missing vitamins and nutrients that keep their bodies healthy. Their bones aren’t strong, and their immune systems are weak. With the help of Nu Skin, Feed the Children uses VitaMeal to help replace what’s missing in kids’ diets.
Nu Skin donates an average of 100,000 to 120,000 bags of VitaMeal every month to support Feed the Children programs and partners. And through their Nourish the Children (NTC) Initiative, Nu Skin helps fight malnutrition. They work with experts who specialize in better nutrition for countries in the Global South, to make VitaMeal exactly what kids need. It builds bones, maintains muscle function and promotes brain development. And healthier food means healthier kids and healthier communities.
Doña María learned how to feed kids better in her community — an opportunity she wouldn’t have had without Nu Skin’s donations of VitaMeal to Feed the Children. As Steve Lund, chairman of Nu Skin Enterprises’ board of directors and executive director of the Nourish the Children initiative, recognizes, Nu Skin is “a part of something so much bigger than ourselves.”