Healthy Start

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Nurse Rhina Lozano shows a mother how to squeeze a bag of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to mix the ingredients before serving a malnourished child in Cocibolca, Nicaragua.

The effects of malnutrition are often underestimated in Central America. Even though many children may eat enough to feel full, the lack of nutrients contributes to weaker immune systems and limits mental and physical development. Undernourished children are more likely to get sick and not perform as well in school.

The World Bank classifies Nicaragua as the second poorest country in the Latin America and Caribbean region, and the World Food Program estimates that chronic malnutrition affects 22 percent of children under 5. In partnership with Ministry of Health, World Vision distributes RUTF to children.

Photo©2015 World Vision, Eugene Lee

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