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Projects: Food

Living Proof: Their Daily Bread

Fortifying Baladi Bread - a staple of the poor in Egypt - with vitamins and amino acids is making a difference in the health of children and families.

Millions of Egyptians suffer from poor nutrition, with side effects including birth defects and miscarriages. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) started a program to fortify Baladi Bread – the staple food of Egypt’s poorest – with essential amino acids and vitamins that they weren’t getting.The results are impressive and one family’s newest member is living proof.