Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is dedicated to saving the lives of Haiti's malnourished children and other nutritionally vulnerable people. They accomplish their mission by developing, producing, and distributing highly nutritious foods, including the gold-standard Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). They make their food products in Haiti, using Haitian workers and, whenever possible, Haitian raw materials. Haitians call this RUTF “Medika Mamba” — or “Peanut Butter Medicine” in Creole.
Sometimes the most complex of problems require a simple, almost obvious solution. Take treating acute malnutrition among millions of African children for example.
For decades the standard treatment for malnourished children involved being hospitalised for six weeks and fed a milk-based formula. However, even with intervention many of these children would still die.
The ribbon cutting for Breedlove's new paste room was held June 19. Texas Peanut Producers Board (TPPB) was privileged to be a part of the ribbon cutting for a new Breedlove Foods, Inc. production room where an amazing new product is being manufactured - VitaNUT Pro. The event was held during the monthly Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Ambassador's luncheon at the Breedlove facilities on June 19.
Women in wraps and headties as bright as the early morning sun emerge from “miomba” woodlands along narrow, well-worn paths into a clearing. Babies are securely nestled in slings against their backs. Many have walked for hours, some for days, to get to this place. For more...
The before and after pictures are incredible. Babies who are skin and bones, severely malnourished, are chubby and smiling after a mere four weeks of MANA. "You could call it, like, peanut butter on steroids," says CEO Mark Moore.