Promoting Healthy Lifestyle in Children
Valoracion Nutricional en el Ambito Escolar
(Nutritional Assessment at Schools)
Valoración y Atención Nutricional en el Ámbito Escolar – Under the HEAL Initiative and funding from Paso del Norte Health Foundation, FEMAP created a pilot nutrition program for community kitchens serving children in Ciudad Juarez. The goal of the community kitchen is to ensure that children eat at least one healthy meal a day. A training and evaluation plan for people who work and volunteer at the community kitchens was developed with the assistance of nutritionists.
Approximately 1,050 nutritional assessments for children were conducted by nutritionists to create a data base that includes anthropometry measures through 152 classes. This data will assist in detecting children who do not fall within normal ranges and will be referred for medical and laboratory testing at one of the FEMAP sponsored hospitals. Seven training workshops were conducted for volunteers and personnel of the participating community kitchens.