Cresces Saudável (Growing Healthy) Program

Monsanto Brasil just released a video (in Portuguese with English subtitles) describing the excitement and expected impacts of our recently launched Crescer Saudável (Growing Healthy) program in Petrolina, Brazil. A partnership between INMED Partnerships for Children and the Monsanto Fund, Crescer Saudável is being facilitated by INMED Brasil and will establish vegetable gardens at 125 preschools, as well as provide nutrition education for children and resources for mothers, teachers, food preparers and local health professionals to help encourage long-term, healthy eating habits—both in schools and at home. Our team is collecting baseline health data from the children and mothers and will use that information to benchmark improvements over the next three years. Crescer Saudável is expected to benefit more than 58,000 people in Petrolina, including 33,000 children ages six months to five years old. For more on this program, follow @INMEDBrasil on Facebook. #childhoodnutrition  #schoolgardens   #childmaternalhealth