We believe every child has the right to nutrition.
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Child malnutrition is a life sentence.
FreshBox is a social business committed to sustainable reducing child malnutrition by supplying healthy food to at-risk children.
FreshBox does this by donating 1kg of healthy food to at-risk children for each 1kg sold to subscribing customers (WWW.FRESHBOX.CO.ZA).
Over 10 million children in South Africa are currently at risk simply because they lack access to healthy food.
They are at risk of falling through the cracks for good!
Children under the age of four are particularly vulnerable to nutritional disorders that drastically impact learning capabilities and ultimately have longer-term social and economic consequences.
It is estimated that countries may suffer up to three percent of GDP loss from deficiencies in iron, iodine, and zinc alone.
A malnourished child is 10 times as likely to die from an easily preventable or treatable disease as a well-nourished child; who completes nearly five more grades in school, and goes on to earn 21% more in wages and are more likely to have healthier families of their own.
According to the World Bank, malnutrition increases the risk of children dying in the first few years of their lives – causing nearly half of all child deaths. It leads to about 11% cost in GDP in Africa annually - with the majority of loss coming from poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days - as many affected children are unable to contribute to their country’s growth due to poor physical and cognitive development, and a loss in resources from increased health care costs.
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