An often overlooked but integral Soaring Program that emanates from the Medical Clinic weekly is our Nutrition Program. Based upon diagnosis by our staff Doctor, Yvrose Girard Joseph, of childhood malnutri-tion, participants in this program receive food staples weekly for the child and their family. The foodstuffs provided include rice, corn meal, beans, milk, and cooking oil.
The rising costs of these food items here in Haiti is requiring additional funds to maintain the program. And in addition, our vision for the Nutrition Program is to expand it to more children and families in need, and to supplement what is included in the distribution by partner-ing with Meds & Foods for Kids' Medika Mamba Factory. This nationwide program produces peanut-butter based supplement bars which we can purchase in bulk and include with the food staples.
The Medika Mamba Factory is located not far from our clinic in Quartier Marin, out-side Cap Haitien, and Meds & Food for Kids has a proven track record of reversing malnutrition in children. We welcome contributions to our Nutrition Program which continues to be sorely needed!