Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program

INMED’s Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program hosted a well-attended training event last week for community health workers and nurses in Cambará, a municipality in the state of Paraná in the southern region of Brazil. The training focused on the importance of personal hygiene and food sanitation. Held at the Nilza Furlan Cultural Center, the keynote speaker was Deputy Mayor and Municipal Secretary of Education Cláudia Helena Negrão Batista.

The Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program has been INMED’s flagship program in Brazil for 24 years. It promotes children’s healthy growth and development through an integrated program of disease prevention, health and nutrition education and participatory activities to empower children to improve the health and quality of life of their families and communities.… Read the rest...

INMED aquaponics in Peru

INMED Andes is facilitating the use of aquaponics (a combination of soilless crop production and fish farming) to promote better nutrition in schools and combat the widespread problem of childhood anemia. This closed-loop system produces continuous harvests of fresh vegetables for school meals without the use of chemicals or pesticides. School-based aquaponic systems serve as a teaching tool to promote healthy eating habits, food security and better hygiene among students. Aquaponics is also gaining support as an economic development tool for entrepreneurs and disadvantaged farmers in rural areas affected by climate change. Learn more about INMED Andes’ aquaponics initiative at http://inmedandes.org/salud-y-nutricion-infantil/   #childnutrition   #schoolmeals   #climatechange   #adaptiveagriculture   #aquaponics… Read the rest...

New Executive Director for INMED Family and Youth Opportunity Center

February 22, 2017

Contact: Nancy Baker, 540-533-7490, nbaker@inmed.org

New Executive Director for INMED Family and Youth Opportunity Center

Sterling, Virginia: INMED Partnerships for Children is pleased to announce that Cecilia Capece has joined its Loudoun team as Executive Director of the Family and Youth Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA. Her primary role will focus on developing partnerships to expand INMED’s ability to serve low-income communities in Loudoun County to protect children from the immediate and irreversible harm of abuse, neglect, violence, homelessness and instability and to equip them for self-sufficiency and success.

Prior to joining INMED, Ms. Capece spent more than 20 years in development, communications and marketing with nonprofit organizations.… Read the rest...