This is the advice ACM board member and nutrition enthusiast Kathy DiPietro has given during her visits to Myanmar.
At Hope Children’s Home, that means two things — rendering their own lard and making bone broth. To nourish growing bodies and developing brains, more eggs and other sources of protein have been added to the children’s meals. In the future, we hope to do more nutrition teaching and demonstrations in our schools and churches throughout Myanmar.
Nutrition is also an important component of the curriculum at the Samaritan School of Nursing. The students grow their own vegetables, raise hens for eggs, and prepare their meals. Lucy, our nurse-educator, teaches the nutritional and medicinal properties of foods and herbs. She also discusses what balanced meals should look like for rural families with a rice-based diet.