|Luby, the Pop Wuj staff nurse, begins registering the families as they arrive in Llanos del Pinal.|
Pop Wuj Medical students and staff reviewed appropriate feeding practices for babies depending on their age.
|Pop Wuj Medical Spanish students perform an educational skit for the mothers.|
|Carmen reminds the mothers about the best way to use the fortified peanut butter supplements.|
The Pop Wuj Nutrition Program is slowly switching to Mani+ (Mani Plus) which is a different type of fortified peanut butter. Mani+ is formulated to meet the deficiencies in the typical Guatemalan diet. Mani+ is manufactured in Guatemala and we hope that the supply issues will be resolved shortly so that we can make the final transition from Nutributter (produced in the U.S.) to Mani+.
All the babies were weighed and measured before meeting with a doctor for their nutrition consult. There are currently approximately 80 babies enrolled in the project. The largest group is in Llanos del Pinal where we expanded our program in June, 2013. In Guatemala 48% of children under 5 years of age are chronically malnourished.
|Some babies love nutrition meetings!|
|Some babies do not.|