At Saint George Foundation Sierra Leone, good nutrition is a building block for proper development and strengthens the immune system, enhances cognitive and physical development and increases the concentration in schools. Children who are unfortunate to get the foods and nutrients necessary to maintain proper nutrition are denied all the benefits. Our programme helps to address the nutritional needs of children and youth in the following ways:
Programme/sponsored children receive regular health and malnutrition screenings
Our feeding programme treats malnourished children by providing them with nutritious meals and regular monitoring of progress
Parents/caregivers are taught nutrition fundamentals and are provided with meal-preparation training and information about preparing nutritious meals from locally available, inexpensive foods.