Ending Hidden Hunger
Hunger If swept under the carpet, 'hidden hunger' — or a lack of micronutrients — can result in a stunted generation.
Millions of children around the world are suffering from ‘hidden hunger' — a lack of micronutrients that can lead to disease and even death. In fact, 45 percent of all childhood deaths are attributable to malnutrition. Together, we can change that.
Multivitamins increase potential
Did you know that 2 billion people worldwide are deficient in essential nutrients? What’s more, children under five, pregnant women and new mothers are the most vulnerable to vitamin deficiencies.
Through projects in the United States and around the world, we are connecting these at-risk populations with daily multivitamins to help build the foundation for good health.
"Chronically undernourished children suffer a number of health problems that can lead to immediate life-threatening conditions as well as to a number of problems later in life."
The global picture
Alleviating micronutrient deficiencies is an important goal because their consequences are devastating. Chronically undernourished children suffer a number of health problems that can lead to immediate life-threatening conditions as well as to a number of problems later in life, including impaired physical and cognitive development, poor performance in school and subsequently and decreased earning potential performance as adults.