The Nutrition Program

nutritionMalnutrition is one of the leading health challenges at the clinic and most often affects young children and pregnant women. In 2003, Centro Medico volunteer Becky Laks decided to start the Centro Medico Nutrition Program which aimed to educate Centro Medico patients on nutrition and healthy eating. In addition, since energy-dense but nutrient-poor diets are common among Centro Medico's poor communities, she also started a multivitamin project. The program regularly distributed vitamin and mineral supplements to clinic patients, specifically young children.