Eating with Joy

Why?

During the last District Survey on Demography and Health in the Usaquén area in 2011, it was found that 19% of the children under 5 suffered from chronic malnutrition, 21% were overweight and 11% were obese, demonstrating an evident flaw in the population’s nutritional habits.

What do we do?

Each year, we provide services for approximately 225 boys and girls from 6 months to 6 years old with chronic or acute malnutrition in the area of Usaquén.

The children who enroll in the program receive a comprehensive evaluation, which enables us to determine their condition, and each month, we give them a food supplement until their nutritional condition returns to normal.

  • Mother talks about the program
  • Touching testimony of a grandmother
  • Testimonials

    Thanks to the program and solidarity of Colombian life stories of many children suffering from malnutrition has changed

  • Testimonials


    Thanks to the program and solidarity of Colombian life stories of many children suffering from malnutrition has changed

  • Testimonials


    Thanks to the program and solidarity of Colombian life stories of many children suffering from malnutrition has changed.

  • Results

    Screening: An examination for early detection of malnutrition in children.

  • Results

    During the second quarter of 2012, an average of 182 children were active in the program, with an average of 13 enrolling and 14 being discharged each month.

  • Results

    During 2012, our specialists performed nutritional evaluations on an average of 70 children per month.

  • Results

    During 2012, an average of 100 children received growth and development evaluations at our Foundation.

  • Results

    Since 1999, more than 2,000 boys and girls from the poorest neighborhoods in Usaquén have benefited from our services.

  • Results

    The mothers and caregivers of the children in our program receive training and education in breastfeeding and supplemental nutrition.


Dr Jaime Cespedes
Dra Martha Leal
Patricia Vargas, RN

Dr Jaime Cespedes

Specialty: Pediatrics Position: Chief of Pediatrics Society or Association: Colombian Society of Pediatrics

Contact info:
Cll 163A # 13B - 60
jcespedes@cardioinfantil.org
6672727 Ext. 5413
Colombia 

Dra Martha Leal

Specialty: Pediatric nutriology Position: Chief of the Nutritional Department Society or Association: Colombian Society of Pediatrics – Colombian Association of Clinical Nutrition

Calle 163 A # 13B 60
mleal@cardioinfantil.org

Patricia Vargas, RN

 

Specialty: Pediatric nutriology Position: Chief of Nutrition Society or Association: Colombian Society of Pediatrics – Colombian Association of Clinical Nutrition

Calle 163 A # 13B 60
mleal@cardioinfantil.org

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