Healthy Brains-Uganda (HBU)
UGANDA NUTRITION SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM (UNSFP)
About Healthy Brain
Healthy Brains improve Nutrition in Uganda schools by providing techniques, expertise and tools to self-produce nutritious meals for school kids. We are also committed to providing Vitameal healthy porridge to schools , children stricken in poverty, orphans, abused, tortured, war affected, mistreated, neglected , abandoned and children whose parents are in prison. We believe each and every child deserves access to better feeding opportunities
The Problem & Opportunity
Every day, numerous children in Uganda turn up for school on an empty stomach, which make it hard to spotlight on education. A daily school meal can mean not only better nutrition and health, but also increased access to and achievement in education
Food waste solutions
Ugly vegetables destined for the dump are now helping to feed thousands of school children in Uganda
‘Without school lunches, these children would end up on the streets.’
Vegetables previously thrown away purely for their looks are being transformed into nutritious school meals by Healthy Brains in partnership with Vitamix Nutrition diets
Over the past 3 years Healthy brains helped rescue tons of Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, bananas ,green beans, pumpkins and other vegetables ugly but edible — which mostly end up in landfills.“These are vegetables that are either unusually shaped, longer or shorter than the desired size for packaging, but perfectly nutritious and fit for consumption,”
HBU launched a pilot project to change the destination of these ugly vegetables from landfill to lunch, by diverting them into the school feeding programme. With the the dual purpose of reducing food waste while providing more nutritious meals for disadvantaged children in schools
Healthy Brains has partnered with Vitamix Nutrition diets to dry and blend the ugly vegetables into powder to for nutritious porridges to be delivered to schools.
Healthy Brains will use new ways of working with fresh food exporters in order to give schools ugly vegetables, while tackling the issue of food waste.
“One thing we know for sure is that the students like the porridges. “Now we have to figure out how to connect this wonderful source of cheap, fresh food that is being wasted, in order to supply school meals in an affordable and sustainable way.”