Simply put, the mission of the Liahona Children’s Foundation is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition.
We do this by:
- Providing nutrient dense supplements for the first 1000 days to children who qualify for services secondary to underweight, stunting and/or wasting as measured on standard World Health Organization Growth Charts.
- Promoting exclusive breastfeeding of infants until 6 months of age with introduction of complementary foods at age 6 months. We also support sustained breastfeeding until a child is at least 2 years of age.
- Educating families on hygienic and healthy food preparation and meal planning.
- Providing micronutrient supplementation with a focus on Vitamin A, iron, and zinc.
- Providing semi-annual de-worming of children.
- Monitoring growth every six months.
- Sponsoring elementary education scholarships for children unable to afford school.
- Purchasing supplements locally and employ local volunteers.
- Making quality improvements based on outcome data.