Representatives of INMED partners Cargill and Cargill Foundation recently visited the Maria Genoveva school in Goiânia, Brazil, where INMED Brasil’s Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program is making a profound impact on children’s health and well-being. One of 10 participating schools in Goiânia, the Maria Genoviva school is a stellar example of how the program uses school gardens to promote health and nutrition, teacher training and proper hygiene. Since launching the Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program in 2014, there has been a 46% improvement in the anemia index among 4,200 school children.
INMED local program coordinator Renato Lacerda accompanied Cargill’s Jon Hixson (Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Latin America), Valeria Militelli (Director of Corporate Affairs), Kenbáuer Lucas (superintendent of the Cargill unit in Goiânia) and Lady Jane Ferreira (corporate affairs representative) on a tour of the school garden and spent time working with students and teachers. For more information on INMED Brasil’s Healthy Children, Healthy Futures program, visit http://inmed.org/where-we-work/brazil/