Bountiful Children's Foundation

Our Approach

We are a Global Nutrition Organization

We provide nutritional supplements to children in 19 countries around the world using local leaders and local supplements, focusing on the first 1,000 days of life.

Once a child has been screened and identified as undernourished according to World Health Organization growth charts, they are enrolled in our program.

Components and sub-components of our approach:

  • Organization
    • The Board and administrative staff
      • Worldwide development
      • Development of Health Lessons
      • Training, leadership, oversite
      • Fundraising
      • Accounting
    • Regional and Country Coordinators
    • Local Community Coordinators
    • Volunteers
    • Donors
  • Health lessons
    • Development, translation, and distribution
    • Training the local coordnators
  • Supplement selection, aquisition, and distribution
  • Relationships
    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      • Bountiful Children’s Foundation is an independent, faith-based non-profit LLC which explicitly aligns itself with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      • Bountiful’s board members, staff members, country and community coordinators, and volunteers are overwhelmingly affiliated with the Church.
      • The Church’s regional, stake, and ward leaders participate in program planning and in the selection, retention, and supervision of Bountiful’s regional, country, and community coordinators.
      • Where country and local laws permit, Church physical facilities, other resources, and additional Church member volunteers may be used or called on to supplement implementation of Bountiful’s objectives and programs.
      • Bountiful benefits from the services of 100s of Church member volunteers from Church units in 20 countries.
      • In some countries, the Church pays for or reimburses Bountiful for the cost of food supplements or provides food supplements that are distributed to beneficiary families regardless of Church affiliation.
      • Bountiful and Latter-day Saint Charities, an arm of the Church, seek to be aware of one another’s worldwide initiatives and to communicate about areas of mutual interest.
      • Faculty, staff, and students of the Brigham Young University, which is owned and operated by the Church, also collaborate worldwide with Bountiful in the development, implementation, and assessment of Bountiful’s programs and in the development of health lessons for the families served by Bountiful.

Our approach includes:

Micronutrient and calorie
dense supplements

Growth monitoring
every 6 months

Educating families on hygienic,
healthy food preparation
and meal planning

Bountiful trains the Coordinators
to teach Health Lessons to the families

Our seven health lessons are coupled to initial screenings, periodic follow-up screenings, supplement distribution, and home visits. All needy pregnant and lactating mothers are enrolled in the program and given nutritional supplements, as are children through age 3.

Our health lessons  promote exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months,
and nursing mothers are given food supplements.

Our coordinators also educate families on child cognitive development.

Cognitive Stimulation, Health Lesson 1

Country and Community Coordinators

Coordinators are selected by local leaders and volunteer to serve the children.
This short video explains how we organize: 

Growth Monitoring in the Philippines

Whether it is on a park bench, on the roadside, in a bamboo hut, under the shade of a mango tree, or on the cement floor, Bountiful coordinators find a way and a place to get the children’s height and weight to check their progress.

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