For millions of children around the world, essential nutrition is simply not an available option. Malnutrition is considered to be a child’s most difficult challenge. Children become malnourished when they don’t receive the adequate nutrients their bodies need to maintain health.
Each year, an estimated five million children die from malnutrition. That’s one child every six seconds. Malnutrition is a phenomenon that impacts the lives of 55 million children at any given moment.‡
Feeding vs. Nourishing
Current food programs are mainly cereal-based and lack many of the nutrients young children need. According to the international relief organization, Doctors Without Borders, food is not enough. In fact, these fortified, blended flours no longer meet the minimum nutritional criteria for young children set by experts at the World Health Organization. In other words, filling a child’s stomach not only fails to correct the problem, but it serves as only a temporary fix to a much bigger problem.
Undernutrition vs. Malnutrition
In developing countries, the problem is consuming too little of the right kind of food. And, in industrialized countries, the problem has become consuming too much of the wrong kind of food.
How M5M Works
By meeting your own nutritional needs, and by sharing our Mission 5 Million vision, you trigger a donation of PhytoBlend™ powder to a child in need … automatically. The more consumers of Mannatech products, the more children we impact.
What We Give
Our nutrient-dense PhytoBlend powder is specifically designed to help in the fight against global malnutrition.
Based on Real Food Technology® solutions, PhytoBlend powder can help provide children with their daily nutritional needs and, most importantly, help combat the devastating effects of malnutrition. Since PhytoBlend powder is synthetic-free and contains nutrients from natural plant sources, children can now get standardized and nutritionally effective amounts of vitamins and minerals from Real Food Technology solutions in a way that has never been possible before.
As of December 2013, we’ve given approximately 43,920,109 servings of PhytoBlend powder to more than 80,000 children in 15 countries through MannaRelief†.
‡ WHO, World Health Report 2005
† MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization. It is not owned or operated by Mannatech, Incorporated.