Why are these students from LWB’s Believe in Me schools smiling? Perhaps it is because learning is fun. Maybe it is because they are enjoying playing new games with their friends. Or it could be that they are enjoying a snack. Shhh — don’t tell them that it is nutritious! Read more.
Tag Archives: Nutrition
Just how do we measure success for our Nutrition projects? Usually success can be measured by the number of pounds that a baby has packed on or by the strength she has gained. Good nutrition also translates into a baby who is healthy enough to undergo life-changing surgery.
For Yi Xuan, all three of these measures have been met. Read more.
When LWB began its Believe In Me schools in orphanages across China for children ages 2 through 12, many of the students didn’t have the energy to concentrate in the classroom. Our teachers reported that the children were frequently sick and that it took a long time for them to recover. LWB’s Nutrition and Special Projects team, with the support of some dedicated donors, created the School Nutrition program. Today, as a regular part of their school day, students receive a healthy snack of fruits or vegetables and protein.
Shortly after beginning the snack program, the classrooms came to life!
June 1st is known as International Children’s Day around the world. Children’s Day, or Liù Yi Guójì Értóng Jié, as it is known in China, is a day that honors the child. In China, children have the day off of school, and children’s admission to many fun and cultural activities is free on this day. It is a day filled with fun, a day that celebrates the joy that is being a child. Read more.
LWB recently opened a Believe in Me school program inside the Lanzhou orphanage in Gansu province. A team from the U.S. visited the school in late March, and we thought you might like learning a bit more about this region and our newest project.
As you fly into Lanzhou, you can immediately tell you are in an area very unlike the more populated eastern part of China. As far as you can see are brown, treeless mountains, fronted by a landscape which initially looks like desert. Once on the ground, however, you realize that the ground is not sand, but instead a powdery, dry silt. Of course this region was part of the famous Silk Road in China and so has a long and interesting history. The mountains are dotted with caves, which served as homes to many people during the 1950s to 1970s.
What could be a better antidote to the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday than Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to helping others, and we have many ideas for making this a meaningful day.
One way to help others and help honor someone special to you is an LWB Gift Card. For a suggested donation of at least $10, these lovely gift cards will help provide financial support to children in need across our programs. Read more.
In mid August, a tiny baby girl was found abandoned with an extremely bloated stomach. She was taken to an orphanage in rural Anhui, and the staff there called LWB immediately. We moved her urgently to Anhui Children’s Hospital for testing, and doctors diagnosed her with severe malnutrition and blood poisoning. They estimated her to be approximately 5 months old even though she weighed just 2 kg. Little Jillian, as she was named by our volunteers, had a long road ahead of her to survive. She was immediately given blood transfusions because of her extreme anemia. Read more.
Young children are so busy growing and developing that it can sometimes be hard to make sure that their bodies receive adequate nutrition.
LWB supplies boxes of fortified cereal to foster care children under the age of 24 months to help ensure that they receive the best nutrition available. Read more.
Eight-month-old Cindy receives special Wyeth formula and iron-fortified rice cereal, thanks to the generous supporters of LWB’s Nutrition Program. Cindy has a great appetite; she can finish a full bottle and a full bowl of rice cereal. She loves eating and is sure to let her nanny know if she did not get enough food. Read more
The medically fragile babies, like Vicente, in our healing homes have many needs. One of their most basic needs is good nutrition to help their bodies heal. For some of the babies, though, drinking a warm bottle of our standard formula isn’t a pleasant experience.