Groundnuts are good food for children! We have started a new "Peanut Butter" Project, hoping to eventually create a high-protein nut paste for children in the decentralized nutrition programs. We also hope to promote this paste for children in general, to decrease the incidence of stunting (low height-for-age) in Bundibugyo.
We brought back 3 hand-powered nut grinders from America, and 2 Universal Nut Shellers, donated by the Full Belly Project (http://www.fullybellyproject.org/). Geofrey and I were trained on how to use the Nut Shellers in Iganga District (see pictures). This project is part of our vision to transition to using local foods to care for malnourished children.
5 days ago