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How does it work?

Participants get active and the calories they burn are translated into good points, then converted into Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) packets. Each school pre determines the number of good points needed to equal a packet. At the end of the challenge, Food for Famine Society donates the MANA packets produced by MANA Nutrition in Georgia, USA, and World Vision Canada organizes the distribution to the malnourished children in developing countries. 

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a life that is full and healthy.

What is RUTF?

Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) is a fortified peanut paste used to treat Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).This life saving treatment contains the necessary vitamins and nutrients a malnourished child would need to become healthy.

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What is Severe Acute Malnutrition?

Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is defined as the “most extreme and visible form of undernutrition” according to UNICEF.