Preston’s Blog: Nourishing Children

Here is a great video about the importance of nourishing children with nutritious foods, especially in their first 1,000 days — from a mother’s pregnancy to the child’s 2nd birthday. With the right nutrition, children can learn better and lead healthier lives.

This year, I’m encouraging Lions to serve children in their communities. Providing healthy meals to children is just one way your club can make a difference. Possible projects include implementing a school backpack program that brings kids home with books and healthy snacks, or donating food to families in need. Feeding projects also count toward our Centennial Service Challenge goal, in which Lions everywhere are working toward serving 100 million people by 2017.

Let’s make an impact!

 

Your International President,

Joe Preston

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  • Ruth Chua

    We, at Manila Amity Lions Club is one with you in this advocacy on fighting malnutrition in children. Our 5 month old club just concluded a 3-Month Supplemental Feeding Program for 50 malnourished children at Brgy 163 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. More than 90% gained weight after the 3-month program. Our second set will start on October for another group of malnourished children in the same community. Many parents are still wishing that their kids be chosen for the program. However, our resources limits us to 50 children at a time. We are doing fund-raising activities so we could accommodate more and do it in other communities, too.

    • lionsclubs

      Great project! Don’t forget to report your activity via MyLCI. Relieving the Hunger projects such as this count toward our Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017.