One of the things I love about this blog is the fact that I am able to partner with companies and share beautiful messages with the world. Today, I am honored to be partnering with and sharing the message that Truvia® has been spreading for nearly 3 years.
If you have been following along over here for the past few years, you know that it is important to me to teach my boys about where our food comes from and all of the hard work that goes into getting it. We are blessed to be surrounded by farmland and farmers who make their living by growing and selling crops. That makes it even easier to illustrate the point that food doesn’t just show up in the grocery store. It is important to me to let them know about social responsibility and sustainably sourced foods and how that impacts our family.
A COUNTRY IN NEED
“Sharing a Sweet Future” is a program that started back in 2012 and is a partnership between Truvia® and United Nations World Food Programme. Because nearly 40% of Bolivians are unable to afford adequate food, “Sharing a Sweet Future” was born in order to help fight the issue and bring a brighter and better future to so many families in need. Can you imagine not being able to provide your own child with the minimum caloric intake every day? My heart hurts for those moms who watch their babies unable to grow adequately due to lack of food. Bolivia currently has one of the highest rates of nutritional deficiencies in all of South America.
HOW FUTURES ARE MADE SWEETER
As the leading stevia brand, Truvia® is equipping Bolivians with the resources they need in order to feed their children as well as provide for years to come. Children often walk up to 3 hours to school each day in order to learn and to receive a meal. “Sharing a Sweet Future” provides micronutrient packets to families, installed energy efficient stoves, and supplies fortified vegetable oil in order to cook 2 school meals per day. That is over 67,000 Bolivian school children that have been impacted! Not only were physical resources provided, but the “Sharing a Sweet Future” also provided education on how to build, maintain and cook with the more energy efficient stoves. Lives are being changed for the better every day.
To me, it speaks volumes to hear from the actual individuals that are impacted. What a testament to what Truvia® and the United Nations World Food Programme to hear what several of them had to say:
“Before, no institution came to our area to assist us in the school infrastructure, but now through MAECH-PMA we have been able to improve the kitchen by constructing an energy-efficient stove which, on the one hand has eliminated the smoke and so the mothers do not complain anymore about this and on the second, it has reduced the quantity of firewood needed for cooking of the school meals.” -Rene Flores, Principal of the Pisili School of the Education Nucleus of San José del Paredón in the Municipality of Tarabuco
“As [a] parent [I] am very satisfied that the children have a daily breakfast and lunch at the school. The products provided by WFP and the Municipality allow them to have a diversified diet.” -Adolfo Brito, Father
I would love to hear about how your family talks about sustainably sourced food and the impact it has on your family and the world around you. Thank you to Truvia® and United Nations World Food Programme for all you are doing to help the future generations of our world not only survive, but thrive!
This post was sponsored by Truvia® brand. As always, I only post what is important to myself and my family. All of the opinions expressed are my own.