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Healthy futures

24 August 2018, Impact of Our Work

See how your support is helping address child hunger in Malawi

In Malawi, one of the main obstacles keeping young children from realising their full potential is the lack of food.

To make sure pre-schoolers get enough nutritious food to learn and thrive, Save the Children is running a program where school meals use locally grown crops to cook healthy school lunches.

Crops like maize, soya and pigeon peas are grown in gardens in or near the schools. They are grown and harvested communally and prepared as the mid-day meal for students by community volunteers.

The garden also provides the opportunity to teach children about healthy eating. Not only does the program help reduce the rate of malnutrition but it also improves school attendance, as parents know their children are going to get a good quality, nutritious meal.

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