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Providing Nutrition and Combatting Childhood Hunger in Bolivia: The Partnership between Truvia and the World Food Programme


When one brand provides goodness to the world, I think everyone should hear about it. Do you agree? There are many needs from people in all walks of life, but when it comes to helping children, I’m all ears. I have to be. Want to know why? For my kids. I want my kids to live in a world in which there are no other children suffering from malnutrition and hunger. Social responsibility and sustainability are important for our familia because of the changing world around us. I would love for my kids to become future leaders who are pushing the limits to make this world a better place, both in the US and globally.

When a brand makes it their #1 goal to help kids, it makes my heart sing. And here’s the good news: Truvia is doing just that.

Childhood Hunger in Bolivia

I have worked with Truvia in the past, when they first started to aid in the development of sustainable communities in Bolivia and help to combat childhood hunger. Fast forward three years later, and the Truvia brand has contributed nearly $1 million to equip Bolivians with better means to achieve nutrition. According to Sergio Torres, head of Bolivia operations for the WFP, “Truvia’s support came at a time when we didn’t have any resources, and were almost going to close this type of program.”

The Truvia brand launched its “Sharing a Sweet Future” campaign on World Food Day in October 2012 to help reduce childhood hunger in Bolivia and improve communities through better nutrition, safety and education. It’s been a phenomenal effort to help those in need, and the success of this effort has proven to go beyond what anyone could have imagined possible.Providing Nutrition and Combatting Childhood Hunger in Bolivia: The Partnership between Truvia and the World Food Programme

Through its 3-year partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, the Truvia brand has:

● Improved school meals for over 67,000 Bolivian schoolchildren

● Installed 258 energy efficient stoves

● Supplied 130 metric tons of fortified vegetable oil to cook 2 school meals per day.

With its “Sharing a Sweet Future” program, the Truvia brand set a goal to help establish self- sufficient communities, by providing Bolivians with the tools to achieve better nutrition. And of course, we all know that improved nutrition is always better for kids. For example, the Truvia team set out to provide vegetable oil fortified with the highest level of Vitamin A nutrients and micronutrient powders in school meal baskets, to help children combat nutritional deficiencies. The amazing effort has also resulted in the installation of energy-efficient, cleaner-burning cookstoves to use for safely cooking nutritious meals in Bolivian schools.

For more info, check out the Sharing a Sweet Future website page on the sustainability page of the Truvia website. If you’re on social media, follow this incredible effort on Twitter and on Facebook!

This is a sponsored post with Truvia. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!

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