Chiponde, a Peanut-Based Nutrition Supplement Produced by Project Peanut Butter in Malawi
This packet of Chiponde, a peanut-based nutrition supplement used to treat acutely malnourished children, was produced at a Project Peanut Butter facility in Blantyre, Malawi, on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.
Each Chiponde packet contains 500 calories; the USDA estimates young children need between 1,000 to 2,000 calories per day while older children and adolescents need between 1,400 to 3,200 calories per day. Most malnourished kids will eat the nutritional supplement for six weeks.
Photo by Racine Tucker-Hamilton/Bread for the World