Our mission is to implement strategies to combat malnutrition, stunting and micronutrient deficiencies by providing comprehensive micronutrient fortification and dietary diversification programs into the homes, schools, orphanages, hospitals, refugee camps and areas of devastation following natural disasters – to ultimately create more informed, empowered, and sustainable communities.
The ENSPICE Children’s Foundation believes that awareness and education are paramount to overcoming barriers to entry and acceptance of nutritional and micronutrient pathways within communities around the world.
Globally, interest in nutrition has increased dramatically. Recurrent food shortages, rising food prices, strengthened evidence, and rising malnutrition have created the impetus for widespread concern and action.
The ENSPICE Children’s Foundation subscribes to the notion that any nutritional program must broaden it’s perspective to include the realization that nutritional status is influenced by other broad factors such as food, health, and care. Optimal nutritional status results when children have access to affordable and diverse nutrient-rich food; appropriate maternal and child-care practices; adequate health services; and a healthy environment including safe water, sanitation, and good hygiene practices.
Stunting and other forms of malnutrition reduce a child’s chance of survival, while also hindering optimal health and growth. Stunting is associated with suboptimal brain development, which is likely to have long-lasting harmful consequences for cognitive ability, school performance and future earnings. This in turn affects the development potential of communities and nations. The global nutrition community is uniting around the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, which supports nationally driven processes for the reduction of stunting and other forms of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency.
The ENSPICE Children’s Foundation supports more than ever, investing in nutrition as a key development priority to benefit global welfare. The Group of 8 (G8) of the world’s wealthiest countries has put nutrition high on its development agenda, and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge includes the elimination of stunting as a goal.
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