Proper nutrition is of paramount importance in caring for children with disabilities. With the right diet and medical care, our residents can make dramatic strides in their health and quality of life. MSC routinely enlists the advice of nutritionists to ensure that residents are provided with meals that will best suit their individual needs. With our focus on sustainable agriculture we are able to grow much of this wholesome food ourselves.
In Jamaica and Zimbabwe, nutrition is a key component of the Little Angels preschools where children are educated and given two meals daily. In Zimbabwe there are four nutrition programs throughout the city of Bulawayo providing a daily meal to over 500 children. The children all travel on foot for this meal and walk up to 11 kilometres each day to receive a meal.
To combat a severe lack of access to nutrition, MSC distributes food packages regularly in both locations. In addition, the CIGM school in Dominican Republic also serves a daily meal to the students that attend.