INMED’s Crescer Saudável (Growing Healthy) program

INMED International Programs Director Kristin Callahan shares some photos she has been taking during her time in Brazil to help launch INMED’s Crescer Saudável (Growing Healthy) program to promote early childhood nutrition in the city of Petrolina. In partnership with the Monsanto Fund, this 3-year, $3 million initiative 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 being implemented by INMED Brasil.

The INMED team has visited several preschools to meet with parents and teachers to explain the program and have encountered enthusiastic support at each location. “I love spending time with the kids, parents and our local coordinators,” says Kristin. “The kids are so adorable—and surprisingly excited about eating fresh vegetables!”

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