Malnutrition can compromise immune systems, delay cognitive development, stunt growth, result in a lowered performance in education
An estimated 2 million children in Nigeria suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM). It is estimated to be the leading cause of death in children aged between 0-5.
Despite malnutrition being so prevalent an issue, it is estimated that only 20% of those children affected are receiving adequate treatment.
Malnutrition can compromise immune systems, delay cognitive development, stunt growth, result in a lowered performance in education and low productivity in adulthood – all contributing to economic losses for the country.
OUR CONTRIBUTION: COMBATING HUNGER WITH PEANUT BUTTER
Fortified Peanut Paste is very often the first point of treatment for children suffering SAM.
Why Peanut Butter? It is low cost, high in nutrients, calorie dense, easy to transport, doesn’t require cooking and has a long shelf life.
Nutzy Peanut Butter is a low cost, nutrient dense food that is high in protein and heart- healthy monounsaturated fats. For these reasons various hospitals, food banks and NGOs are currently using Nutzy Peanut Butter for the treatment of malnutrition in children.
See below photographs showcasing our donations to these aforementioned organisations and the positive results patients have seen since Nutzy Peanut Butter single serve sachets/jars were prescribed to them.
MOTHERS WELFARE GROUP
Since 2018 Nutzy has been donating peanut butter to the Mothers Welfare Group, an NGO that cares for orphans and vulnerable children across Nigeria.
FOOD CLIQUE SUPPORT
During the height of the 2020 Covid Pandemic, Nutzy donated sachets of peanut butter to Food Clique Support that were distributed across emergency food boxes to children and families in need.
LAGOS FOOD BANK
Nutzy Peanut Butter Jars were donated by Nutzy and distributed by Lagos Food Bank under their Nutritious Meal Plan Intervention for Vulnerable Mothers and Children NUMEPLAN.
We are presently working with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO) in their efforts towards facilitating the establishment of a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) production unit in Nigeria.