But it doesn't have to.
When the nutrition interventions that support a child’s healthy start are out of reach it can perpetuate a cycle of poverty, poor health, and adverse well-being across generations.
There is no Vitamin Angels without partnership.
Our team of program experts collaborates with thousands of local organizations and national governments around the world, focusing efforts on reaching communities who are underserved.
Vitamin Angels’ program partners are a local presence in these communities. As trusted organizations already hard at work, they connect millions of pregnant women and young children with our evidence-based nutrition interventions in addition to the health services they already provide.
Improving access to nutrition creates a brighter, healthier world that is more full of possibility.
Women have healthier, full-term pregnancies.
Newborns survive their first year, on track for optimal growth and development.
Children’s immune systems fight illness, they grow strong, and do well in school.
As adults they earn higher incomes and have families of their own that are healthier and better off financially.
Entire communities grow stronger for generations to come.
Pregnant women and their young children are at phases in their lives when their nutritional needs are the most intense and urgent. For them, there is no “later.” Protecting a child’s health, well-being, and future begins with a mother’s healthy pregnancy.
When we start right from the beginning, there is no end to what is possible.
Now that you know more about what we do, see how our work comes to life. Read about the dedicated program partners working to increase health equity in New Mexico, the UK nursery school teachers introducing new foods to their students, and the moms fighting tirelessly for their families.