Today, INMED Partnerships for Children/INMED Brasil announced a 3-year, $3 million initiative in partnership with the Monsanto Fund to improve nutrition and access to healthful food for mothers and young children in Brazil. The program was launched at a preschool in the city of Petrolina in the Pernambuco state of Brazil. A large crowd attended the launch, including Petrolina Mayor Miguel Coelho, community health agents and representatives of INMED, INMED Brasil, Monsanto Fund, Monsanto South America, the government’s health department, school administrators and the media.
INMED began developing the Crescer Saudável (Growing Healthy) program in June 2016. Through the Monsanto Fund’s support, the program 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. The program is expected to benefit more than 58,000 people in Petrolina, including 33,000 children ages six months to five years.
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