Good nutrition is a powerful foundation
Proper nutrition is the primary building block for life. Well-nourished children learn and grow. Good nutrition fuels dynamic families and communities.
In wealthy countries, access to healthful food abounds. But in poor countries, the struggle for nutrition takes a remarkable toll. Malnutrition stunts growth, hampers mental development, and weakens immune systems, playing a role in more than half of the deaths of children under 5 worldwide.
And it can impose a vicious cycle of ill health and despair. A malnourished girl might grow up to bear underweight children whose diminished growth and development limit their economic prospects. Babies who don’t weigh enough at birth are more likely to suffer heart disease and other chronic illnesses during adulthood.
PATH is finding ways to detect and break the cycle of malnourishment through innovative diagnostic technology and our incredibly versatile Ultra Rice®.
Good nutrition is a powerful foundation for life, and ingenuity can help provide that foundation to people everywhere.
Photo: Satvir Malhotra.