Children Eat What They Grow

“I see changes in the children. Some children who did not eat vegetables and salads began to eat them, and mothers even comment that the children who did not like certain foods are now eating them,” says Adriana Aparecida Ribeiro, an early childhood education teacher. “I think that the fact that they were participating in planting, shoveling and harvesting arouses their interest [in the] experience.” Learn how INMED’s Health in Action (Ação Saudável) program with the Mondelēz International Foundation has changed the health and eating habits of a whole generation in Brazil by visiting https://inmed.org/what-we-do/health-and-nutrition/health-in-action-brazil/and http://www.mondelezinternational.com/impact

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Aquaponics Initiative in Peru

Our team at INMED Andes showcased their growing aquaponics initiative at the first “I Care for the Water” fair. A combination of fish farming and soilless crop production, aquaponics is a chemical-free symbiotic system that consumes 85% less water than traditional farming.

This fun community fair was coordinated by Peru’s national sanitation and water authorities, the Regional Department of Housing, Sanitation and Construction, the local governments of Yarinacocha and Manantay, and sponsors such as INMED Andes to raise awareness among the local population about the importance of conserving and protecting water resources.

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Crescer Saudável Murals

In January and February, our Para Criancas team in Petrolina, Brazil dedicated their time to produce Crescer Saudável murals for 117 preschools. In partnership with the Monsanto Fund, INMED’s Crescer Saudável program is improving early childhood nutrition via school gardens, cafeteria worker training, parent workshops and health education to help children under age 5 and their families establish and sustain healthy lifestyles. The murals will feature fun facts and program updates for students and teachers. Learn more at https://inmed.org or www.paracriancas.org.br.

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