MotherFood International is a Canadian social enterprise dedicated to creating innovative ways to address malnutrition and poverty in the developing world. The key is with mothers. When a mother has poor nutrition before, during and after pregnancy, her child’s physical and cognitive development is irreversibly affected for life.One common outcome is stunting. Stunting is when a child is short for their age, and also suffers from severe immune deficiencies and cognitive impairments.
These children face overwhelming obstacles to becoming healthy, productive adults. In addition, they are more likely to give birth to stunted babies. And so the vicious cycle of poverty continues from one generation to the next.