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For millions of orphans and children around the world, essential nutrition is simply not an available option. Malnutrition is considered to be a child's most difficult challenge. According to UNICEF's most recent statistics, every year five million children die from malnutrition. That's one child every six seconds! Children become malnourished when they don't receive the adequate nutrients their bodies need to maintain health.

  • 1/3 to 1/2 of all childhood deaths in the world are linked to malnutrition.  
  • Undernutrition contributes to 53% of the 9.7 million deaths of children under five each year in
    developing countries.1  
  • Vitamin A deficiencies affect approximately 25% of the developing world's pre-schoolers and
    lead to the death of approximately 1–3 million children a year.2  
  • Iodine deficiency is the greatest single cause of brain damage in young children.2  
  • An average of 450,000 children under age five die due to zinc deficiency.3  
Food is not enough
Current food programs are mainly cereal-based and lack many of the nutrients young children need. According to the international relief organization Doctors Without Borders, food is not enough. In fact, these fortified, blended flours no longer meet the minimum nutritional criteria for young children set by experts at the World Health Organization. In other words, filling a child's stomach not only fails to correct the problem, but it serves as only a temporary fix to a much bigger problem.
Our strategy
Children suffering from malnutrition need more natural, nutrient-dense foods to best support their nutritional needs. Recent advancements in hydroponically grown vegetables are an example of how modern science can provide new sources of standardized, plant-sourced nutrients that can meet this need. Doctors Without Borders and other relief-oriented organizations have called for the development of ready-to-use solutions to supply to children in need. To answer this growing need, MannaRelief has partnered with Mannatech, Incorporated to create a ready-to-use, nutrient packed complex, called PhytoBlend™ powder.

PhytoBlend powder

Based on Real Food Technology® solutions, PhytoBlend powder can help provide children with their daily nutritional needs and, most importantly, help combat the devastating effects of malnutrition. Since PhytoBlend powder is synthetic free and contains nutrients from natural plant sources, children can now get standardized and nutritionally effective amounts of vitamins and minerals from Real Food Technology solutions in a way that has never been possible before. Its powder form makes it flexible in use, providing a practical and easy way to make any meal nutritious. The ready-to-use powder complex can be added to virtually any meal, and with a serving size of 0.75 grams (0.23 teaspoons), children will hardly realize they are eating a nutritious meal. Now, every child can get the nutrient support they deserve.
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What this means for children
Getting proper and sufficient nutrients in the first few years of life is critical for child development. Lack of essential nutrients in children under five can cause effects that can last a lifetime. With PhytoBlend powder, children can now get the nutritional support their growing bodies need. Since PhytoBlend powder can be added to any cooked meal, it's incredibly easy for children of any age to consume.
What this means for Caregivers
Finding decent, edible food for all three meals of the day for dozens of children at a time is hard enough. Making those meals nutritious and healthy for the human body is an even more challenging task. Not anymore. With PhytoBlend powder, caregivers can simply add one serving (0.23 teaspoons) to any cooked meal to provide children with the nutrient support their bodies require.
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1Under Five Deaths By Cause, UNICEF, 2006. 2'UN Standing Committee on Nutrition'. World Nutrition Situation 5th Report, 2005. 3'Investing in the Future:
A United Call to Action on Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies', UNICEF/MI/WHO, 2009. MannaRelief is not owned or operated by Mannatech, Incorporated.
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