We’re partnering with world-renowned charity, Vitamin Angels, to help bring essential vitamins and minerals to children and mothers at-risk of malnutrition across the US and around the world!
Over 144 million children worldwide were deemed malnourished by the World Health Organization just last year in 20191.
With our 1-for-1 donation partnership, you can help change the lives of nearly 70 million children that Vitamin Angels reaches with nutritional support each year!
WHO ARE VITAMIN ANGELS?
Vitamin Angels is a global nonprofit that provides evidence-based nutrition interventions to at-risk pregnant women and young children around the world. In 2019, Vitamin Angels reached nearly 70 million mothers and children in over 70 countries, including the U.S. and Canada. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar give Vitamin Angels their highest marks. We are proud to be partnering with this amazing organization! To learn more about Vitamin Angels, visit: www.vitaminangels.org
More than 1 in 5 children experienced stunted growth in 20192
Around 45% of deaths among children under 5 years old are linked to undernutrition3
About 30% of children under 5 years of age are vitamin A deficient4
Vitamin A deficiency increases risk of illness, blindness, and even death in developing children5
WHY WE CARE
As a company that values science-based nutrition, we’re honored to partner with Vitamin Angels to meet the nutritional needs of children and mothers around the world!
One crucial nutrient is hard to come by for many children in developing countries: Vitamin A. A lack of vitamin A can cause illness, blindness, and even death in developing children. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that our bodies don’t produce; therefore, it’s critical for healthy development of a child’s:
- Eyes - Growing children need vitamin A for healthy eye development and normal retina function – a part of the eye that’s largely responsible for vision. Vitamin A deficiency is a leading cause of preventable night blindness, or in severe cases, complete blindness⁶.
- Growth - Vitamin A is essential for building strong and healthy bones, which is why children who don’t get enough vitamin A may experience stunted growth7.
- Immune System - Vitamin A has been called the “anti-infective vitamin” because of how important it is for immune support8. Low levels of vitamin A can increase a child’s susceptibility to infection and contribute to more inflammation and imbalances in the body9.
Vitamin A deficient
BUT WHY IS THAT?
Families that struggle with food insecurity are the most at risk. Some do not have access to vitamin A-rich foods, such as leafy greens, sweet potatoes, broccoli, or carrots. Others are forced to sell their nutritious crops in order to survive.
THE SOLUTION: VITAMIN ANGELS
With just one dose of vitamin A every 6 months, we can help save millions of children from illness, blindness, and even death as a result of vitamin A deficiency.
Join us in our 1-for-1 donation partnership to help women and children around the world get the vitamins they need to lead healthy lives!
- World Health Organization. Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates. Retrieved from: https://www.who.int/gho/child-malnutrition/en/
- Unicef. (2020, March). Malnutrition. Retrieved from: https://data.unicef.org/topic/nutrition/malnutrition/
- World Health Organization. (2020, April 1). Malnutrition. Retrieved from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/malnutrition
- Garrett, Greg S., et al. (2017, March). Vitamin A Supplementation Programs and Country-Level Evidence of Vitamin A Deficiency. Nutrients. 190 :)3(9. DOI: 10.3390/nu9030190
- Vitamin Angels. Vitamin A. Retrieved from: https://www.vitaminangels.org/vitamin-a-deficiency
- Linus Pauling Institute. Vitamin A. Oregon State University. Retrieved from: https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-A.
- Wiseman, et al. (2017). The vicious cycle of vitamin A deficiency: a review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 3714-3703:)17(57. DOI: 10408398.2016.1160362/10.1080
- Green, et al. (1928, Oct. 20). Vitamin A as an Anti-Infective Agent. British Medical Association. 696–691 :)3537(2. DOI: 10.1136/bmj.2.3537.691
- Stephensen, C. (2001). Vitamin A, infection, and immune function. Annual Review of Nutrition. 92-167 :21. DOI: 10.1146/annurev.nutr.21.1.167