The developmental, economic, social, and medical impacts of the global burden of malnutrition are serious and lasting for individuals and their families, for communities and for countries. NEEM works with partner organizations in-country to provide nutrition education to people seeking refuge from malnutrition, poverty, and persecution.
We believe in using a sustainable approach by providing culturally and age appropriate education including easy-to-understand general nutrition, common health diseases, food safety and sanitation, breast-feeding promotion, malnutrition prevention, hygiene, and maternal support. We consider the history of the region, their local and traditional food choices, common religions, and motivators.
We start with investing in women. They are a powerful voice for change, and the key component to ending malnutrition. By giving young girls the information and resources they need to make healthy choices, and understand the risks associated with early marriage and childhood we believe they will grow up able to raise stronger, healthier and better-nourished families. To help pregnant women and new mothers stay healthy, we have many programs that encourage breastfeeding and offer information on proper nutrition, healthy food preparation, and how to care for sick or malnourished babies.