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This Bar Saves Lives!

Rachel Pitzel who’s a leader and shares the same passion as This Bar Saves Lives for curing global hunger teamed up to raise awareness for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition around the world. By bringing a few influencers together to make a difference and help spread the word that, This Bar Saves Lives! Do you want to help get the word out about this epidemic, let’s talk about This Bar? Whether it's setting up Hunger Awareness Campaigns on your campus, holding a This Bar Saves Lives community event, or connecting This Bar Saves Lives with your company, there are a number of ways to get involved. What can you do? When you're at Starbucks, Target or ordering on line at Thrive Market, purchase This Bar Saves Lives, because when you do, you help feed a child. I know this picture is hard to look at but see the end result. This Bar Saves Lives, truly does save lives! Make a difference in one childs' life while you enjoy what you eat.

You're hungry, buy This Bar Saves Lives, not only are you helping a child, the bar is delicious. For every bar you buy, their non-profit partner makes a life-saving packet of food. This Bar Saves Lives sends food to where it’s needed most. Boom. You help save a child’s life. That’s one child every 12 seconds. But here’s the’s preventable. Children suffering from severe acute malnutrition have a low weight-for-height ratio and suffer from wasting (extreme thinness) or edema (swelling)—often resulting from illness and a lack of nutritious foods in their diet. It is a preventable, yet serious, life-threatening condition currently afflicting 20 million children worldwide, and right now less than 10% of children are receiving the life-saving treatments they need. But that’s all about to change.

Treatment: In the last decade, Plumpy’Nut has become the most important weapon in the war on global hunger. It’s a nutrient-rich paste made from peanuts, milk powder, sugar, vegetable oils, and a mixture of vitamins and minerals. Plumpy’Nut is revolutionary because it’s so simple. It doesn’t need to be mixed with water, cooked or refrigerated, and it has a 2-year shelf life. Three a day for seven weeks and Plumpy’Nut takes a child from near death to certain survival.

Prevention: While there are millions of severely malnourished children that require the immediate help of Plumpy’Nut®, the best long term solution for the global tragedy of childhood malnutrition is prevention. Nutributter was designed for undernourished children below the age of two to prevent stunting—a condition caused by a diet lacking in essential calories, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals—which not only affects a child’s growth, but also their lifelong health and productivity.

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