The Mission 5 Million movement represents Mannatech’s mission to link five million consumers of its glyconutrient, food-based nutritional supplements with five million children in need. Each year, an estimated five million children die from malnutrition.* That’s one child every six seconds. Malnutrition is a phenomenon that impacts the lives of 55 million children at any given moment.
Undernutrition vs. Malnutrition
In developing countries, the problem is consuming too little of the right kind of food. And, in industrialized countries, the problem has become consuming too much of the wrong kind of food.
Feeding vs. Nourishing
Current food programs are mainly cereal-based and lack many of the nutrients young children need. According to the international relief organization, Doctors Without Borders, food is not enough. In fact, these fortified, blended flours no longer meet the minimum nutritional criteria for young children set by experts at the World Health Organization. In other words, filling a child’s stomach not only fails to correct the problem, but it serves as only a temporary fix to a much bigger problem.
How M5M Works
When a consumer meets her own nutritional needs through a monthly automatic order, she triggers a donation of PhytoBlend™ powder to a child in need … automatically. The more consumers of Mannatech products, the more children Mannatech impacts. To achieve this Mannatech, through its M5M Foundation, partners with organizations and individuals who take responsibility to nourish their community's children in need. Product is shipped to these organizations and individuals for free and they add the PhytoBlend Powder to the children's meals, which transforms that meal into a significantly more nutritious meal. Healthier children translates into more effective development programs. Without health, these kids struggle to concentrate and miss school because of health related challenges.
What Mannatech Gives
Mannatech's nutrient-dense PhytoBlend powder is specifically designed to help in the fight against global malnutrition. PhytoBlend powder can help provide children with their daily nutritional needs and, most importantly, help combat the devastating effects of malnutrition. Since PhytoBlend powder contains nutrients from natural plant sources, as explained in the video below, children can now get standardized and nutritionally effective amounts of vitamins and minerals in a way that has never been possible before.
*WHO, World Health Report 2005
**All photos copyright, Pierre F. Lombard (www.vasgevang.co.za)
Real Food Vitamin/Minerals
The speaker in the video below, Dr. Steve Nugent, is a former President of the International Association of Complementary Medicine and President Emeritus of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. He also acts as the Senior Wellness Director of Mannatech, Inc.
JASON LESTER RUNS FOR MALNUTRITION
In just 83 days, ultra-endurance athlete, Jason Lester, accomplished what no other person in history has done! He ran roughly 2500 miles across the Great Wall of China solo, spreading inspiration, hope and awareness about the brutal reality of global childhood malnutrition. That is an average of a marathon a day for 70 days. Learn more about his epic journey here.
* Any views, opinions or claims presented on this page are solely those of the associate and do not necessarily represent the views of Mannatech, Inc.