As many as a third of the world’s people do not meet their physical and intellectual potential because of vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The toll being taken by vitamin and mineral deficiency in 80 developing countries, India being one of them. The severe effects of vitamin and mineral deficiencies are anemia, cretinism and blindness, etc. Methods that have worked in industrialized nations are now so inexpensive and available that they could control vitamin and mineral deficiencies worldwide. Chief among the solutions is food fortification, adding essential vitamins and minerals to regularly consumed foods.
At FFLV, we provide the kids with healthy nutritious food. However, we knew that these kids were from underprivileged families. They lacked certain essential nutrients in their bodies, that food alone wasn’t sufficient to fulfill those requirements. Therefore, many years ago, the meal supplement program was started with the help of our generous donor company Dr. Jacob’s Medical GmbH.
The medical doctor Ludwig Manfred Jacob (1971) is the founder of Dr. Jacob’s Medical , the author of numerous articles and the 3rd edition of the German book “Der Jacob’s Weg”. He also supports the education of 30 girls in Sandipani Muni School and is also assisting with the upcoming Govardhan School construction.
Dr Jacob especially made a formula for our kids called India Mix. Kids, especially up to the age of 5 and also above were given the formula along with their morning breakfast. The formula contains Iron, Zinc, Iodine and Vitamin B12. All these nutrients are essential for the proper growth and development of the kids.
This is what our school doctor had to say, “I noticed, since the beginning that the girls showed improvement in their health fast. They get less sick, less cases of dysentery, pneumonia, and bronchitis, tolerance is better towards extremes temperatures, like summer and winter. They are more resistant to Malaria and Typhoid fever too”.
Devaki’s improvement over the years:
We thank Dr Jacob for his continued support to Food for Life Vrindavan and are very grateful for his contribution. His program has shown great results over time. The children comparatively fall less sick due to their developed immunity to fight against diseases. Their skin and hair got healthier and shinier because they got regular nutrition. Thanks to Dr Jacob, our girls are growing into intelligent individuals who have the potential to be the future leaders of our society.