Vilma Mendoza Sosof, Manager of the Maternal Child Health Project at Pueblo a Pueblo, says that malnutrition is one of the biggest health issues; it stems from a lot of factors. One of the biggest reasons is “lack of economic resources” Vilma said. “But it’s also a lack of knowledge on what proper nutrition is and how to take advantage of foods to get the most benefit from them,” she explained. The nutrition workshop focused on some of these factors by using local ingredients to make low-cost rice patties with a beet salad -- which were rich in calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C -- and beet lemonade, which was delicious and which the kids were able to help make!
*Guatemala National Institute of Statistics (2017)