Fighting Malnutrition in Guatemala

Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world. Almost 50 percent of children under five are stunted; and in indigenous areas, 65 percent of the population is chronically malnourished. With a grant from USAID's Office of Food for Peace, International Food Relief Partnerships (IRFP) program, IRT is providing impoverished families with Nutributter, a nutritional food supplement for children 6 to 24 months old, which contains vitamins, minerals and other important nutrients to promote growth, motor development, and aid in the prevention of illness and malnutrition when used daily over a sustained period of at least 6 months.

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  • Guatemala


  • Health
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