Crucial Intervention at a Critical Time
The Bountiful Children’s Foundation provides a crucial intervention at a critical time in children’s lives. By supplying the needed nutrients and calories that pregnant mothers and their babies and young children require, we establish a strong foundation for future growth and prosperity in an increasingly competitive world. Many researchers have confirmed that the first 1000 days of life are crucial to the proper development of the brain and body. If a pregnant mother and her infant are malnourished during these first 1000 days then they will never develop their full mental or physical capacity. This cannot be remedied later.
This means that without our intervention these malnourished children will be disadvantaged the rest of their lives—often leaving them and their families unable to become fully self-reliant. And in too many cases, the Bountiful Children’s Foundation are even saving children from starvation and death.
Our work is to help provide the nutritional foundation that will prevent death from starvation as well as enable greater success through all of the other components of the plan through proper nutrition in those first 1000 days. Without that initial fundamental nutrition and development, everything else is less likely to be successful. We do this by monitoring child growth, providing therapeutic food for malnourished children, and teaching families how to provide sanitary and nutritious food in the home.
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The Work of Bountiful Children
Read this in-depth and insightful article by co-founder, Professor Robert Rees, published in Meridian Magazine: