Community Nutrition Kitchen

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It is hardly surprising that the April 25 earthquake exacerbated the already widespread problem of malnutrition in rural Nepal. When the NYF nutrition team surveyed the living conditions in the most affected areas a month after the main earthquake, we found many children who had not even had a single proper meal since that fateful day. The children were fed on ready to eat food provided by relief agencies which mainly consisted of junk items. As a solution, the NYF is now preparing to open Community Nutrition Kitchens in local primary schools to serve nutritious meals to kids under the age of ten. These kitchens will be set up in different communities and will provide mid-day meals that will be similar to those provided in our highly successful Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRHs) across Nepal.

The cooks for the kitchens will be trained at our Kathmandu NRH. Community Nutrition Educator will provide trainings on best nutrition practice and family hygiene to mothers of the children who attend these schools as well as other village people on Saturdays and off school hours at the school premises.

NYF’s Target

    Unit: 10 Kitchens (1,500 children & 1,000 mothers)
    Support nature: Nutritious mid-day meal for children, training mothers in best nutrition practices & family hygiene
    Cost: US$ 10,000 per unit per year

 

Fund Status

Updated: October 31, 2015
Target Amount Received Amount Remaining Amount
US$ 100,000 US$ 8,018 US$ 91,982

Please click on the donate button if you are interested in supporting this initiative or contact us at julie@NepalYouthFoundation.org for more information.

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