Bountiful Children's Foundation

Our Work

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.

Addressing Malnutrition
in Low-resource Countries:
The Work of Bountiful Children

Read this in-depth and insightful article by co-founder, Professor Robert Rees, published in Meridian Magazine:

Why Nutrition?

The damaging effects of undernutrition are often hard to see. Stunted children may appear normal, but their height is far below their peers. The brain of an infant grows most rapidly in the first 1,000 days of life

Try Our Malnutrition Quiz

The world is full of serious and precious problems, and one might ask why is malnutrition worthy of so much attention. Our quiz will help you and others to understand the urgency of the malnutrition problem.

Areas We Serve

Browse through Bountiful’s countries and communities, learn about their circumstances, meet the coordinators and the children they serve.

Health Lessons

Training materials for country and community coordinaters and the health lessons taught by them to participating families are have been prepared by Brigham Young University students and professors.
You may read, download, and use the content to bless other families.

Our Impact

“By the end of 2021 we will have distributed approximately 116,000 monthly supplements to combat malnutrition. That is nearly 10,000 persons per month.”