TwoDegreesFood has a mission to feed 200 million hungry children – one child at a time. For every bar you buy, they give a nutrition pack to a hungry child.
Nutrition packs are revolutionary treatments for severe and chronic malnutrition. Known as Ready-to-Use Food (RUF), these nutrition packs have been endorsed by the World Health Organization and treat chronic and severely malnourished children with up to 95% success rates. As convenient packs that do not require water or refrigeration, they have shifted the treatment of hungry children from doctors in hospitals to a community-based model focused on mothers in homes. But despite their success, these nutrition packs reach just 3% of the children who need them.
The development of nutrition packs has revolutionized the treatment of malnutrition. As highly fortified, nutrient dense pastes made from grains, nuts, seeds, milk powder, sugar, oil, vitamins, and minerals, these nutrition packs are ready to eat straight from the package. They are precooked, portable, and do not require water for preparation or refrigeration for preservation. Their convenience and efficacy has shifted the treatment of childhood hunger from doctors in hospitals to mothers in homes. Community-based interventions – known as Community-Based Therapeutic Care (CTC) or Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) – were developed by our partner Dr. Steve Collins, Chairman of Valid Nutrition and Valid International, and have become the standard of care endorsed by the World Health Organization.
I really respect what they do. YOU can help by purchasing their bars!!!
There are three flavors:
They sustainably source their ingredients from small, local farms whenever possible. For example “Our chocolate comes from a fourth generation family-owned business in New York. Our prunes are grown in a small farm in Oregon that started as a family garden. Our peanut butter comes from a family-owned business in Eugene, Oregon, that started in the family’s garage. Our quinoa is Fair Trade Certified from Bolivia and Peru.”
I wasn’t too keen on brown rice syrup being the first on the ingredient list. However, because of their mission to support the hungry children, these bars tasted more delicious than ever. I felt good inside and out enjoying the bars.
I also liked the combination of different textures and flavors. The cherry almond one was my favorite. While the cherry gave a nice tart and chewy texture, the quinoa and roasted nuts/seeds gave nice crunch. The puffed rice was a nice addition as well! There are also CHIA SEEDS, which I’ve been obsessed with lately. The bars also include prune puree to make everything stay together. Btw, prune is good to get things flowing smoothly in your intestine. haha, is that too much info?
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This giveaway ends on June 5th, 2011.