Nutrition

nutrition programs in Ethiopia

When a child is hungry, everything else stops. They cannot concentrate, they cannot move forward, they cannot grow, they cannot succeed. All they can think about is finding some way to not feel that hunger any more. That hunger is a basic but ongoing issue for many of our beneficiaries.

SHYE provides the children we serve with three nutritious meals every day, Monday through Friday and breakfast and lunch service on Saturdays. Our kitchen staff prepares meals daily to offer a variety of well-balanced and nutritious meals. The children eat breakfast and dinner on-site at our facility and lunches are packed in the children’s personal lunchbox each day for their meal at school.

SHYE believes that the benefit of providing these meals goes beyond preventing the pain of hunger. The consistent diet that is available at our facility promotes better learning, prevents stunted growth, and allows the children to grow into healthy young adults.