The dictionary says that a snack is a small portion of food eaten between meals. Here in the U.S., we often think of a snack as a pleasant treat – cookies or chips – something we enjoy but don’t really need.
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Alan in our Zhang Village foster care program doesn’t know it, but his yogurt is a great source of calcium and vitamins A and D, nutrients that will help his bones grow strong! All he knows is that it tastes delicious.
In addition to providing a loving environment for children in need of families, our foster care families also provide quality nutrition. Good nutrition is often taken for granted but is crucial to any child’s development. Read more.
When a child enters our foster care program, we are concerned with all aspects of their development including how they are growing. Foster care managers visit the children in our programs once a month, and we can closely track their development. Last spring, our foster care managers and coordinators noticed that Catey and Ander, who had already had cleft repair surgery, still weren’t gaining weight, and so they contacted our Nutrition program for help.
Sometimes children continue to have difficulty feeding even after surgery. When this happens, we turn to special formula to make every drop count. Read more.
Sarah is a bright and joyful seven-year-old girl who is waiting to be matched with a family!
Sarah has been diagnosed with lower limb paralysis. Leg weakness aside, nothing seems to be stopping her from flourishing as a student in our Qingyang Believe In Me School which we opened earlier this year. Sarah is described as having piercing eyes and a wide smile. We have witnessed an eagerness to learn and curiosity about everything around her. Read more.
Meet Paul, the newest beneficiary of LWB’s Preemie and Special Formula Fund!
Having exhausted all their resources, Paul’s parents applied to the Unity Initiative for help in funding their infant son’s medical needs. Born prematurely, Paul started life at only 2 kg. Since his birth, he has had several surgeries, including needing a colostomy due to complications following hernia surgery.
Transitioning babies from formula to solid foods can be tricky! Unfamiliar tastes and textures can be challenging to a baby like Carlos.
To initiate the process, LWB provides fortified infant cereal. The cereal, made up in formula, provides a healthy introduction to solid foods. Once the child gets comfortable swallowing runny cereal, then the family can gradually introduce pureed vegetables and fruits. Read more.
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.
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.