Metagenics, Vitamin Angels team up for global child nutrition drive
By Canadian Chiropractor staffNews
April 30, 2014 – Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, has partnered with Vitamin Angels in its efforts to help distribute essential vitamins and minerals to 100,000 children worldwide.
Vitamin Angels is a non-profit organization dedicated to distributing
essential vitamins and minerals to at-risk pregnant women, new mothers
and children under five around the world. Through contributions from
sales of its line of OmegaGenics formulas, Metagenics has committed to
fund Vitamin Angels’ efforts to help 100,000 children.
undernutrition is the underlying cause in 45 per cent of deaths in
children five and under,” said John Troup, chief science officer for
“Our mission at Metagenics is to help people of
all ages achieve their best health possible. We are honored to continue
our partnership with Vitamin Angels to address nutritional gaps to help
these children and their communities thrive.”
maintains that vitamin supplementation is the lowest cost, highest
impact investment that can be made in the health of children worldwide.
In 2013, contributions from Metagenics' OmegaGenics line of
purity-guaranteed omega formulas funded the efforts in providing a
year's supply of vitamin A for 100,000 children—also establishing the
goal for 2014 contributions.
Last year Vitamin Angels distributed
nearly 200 million vitamins to 30 million children in about 45
countries, including the United States. Improving children’s health with
a sound nutritional foundation is where Vitamin Angels begins, but not
where the benefits end. Better health can also lead to greater
educational achievement and economic productivity, helping break the
cycle of poverty and creating more promising futures.
is ensuring that children have the nutritional foundation in place so
health is not a barrier to their overall success. With partners such as
Metagenics, we are able to help bolster their nutritional status as a
step toward removing a hurdle on the path to a healthy future,” said
Howard B. Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels.
the continued support of our partners, we are one step closer to
reaching our goal of serving 40 million children in 2014.”
To learn more about how to support Vitamin Angels, visit www.vitaminangels.org. (Photo credit: Peggy Hook, Vitamin Angels)
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