We all want the best for our families. It’s the universal language of moms around the world. We use our resources to the best of our abilities and knowledge and we try to feed our families well. Whether it’s committing to cook a meal from scratch each day, or buying the goldfish crackers made from whole grains, we make choices daily that affect our health and that of our children.
In addition to our whole foods lifestyle, my family takes supplements. Not knowing until recently what’s actually in those supplements, I’d trusted labels to tell me #1 doctor approved, or twice the vitamin C. I mean really, Flintstones multivitamins for kids should be good… they’ve been around since I was a kid! Now that I know better, I’m making a conscious effort to further educate myself and to read the backs of the labels before I buy. And, yes, I’ve even switched to buying some Mannatech products.
My decision to Choose Real was based on more than just my family’s health. I also liked the idea that for every serving of nutrition I purchase for my family, a serving is being given to someone in need. You see, with Mannatech’s MannaRelief program, a supplement powder is distributed to feeding programs around the world including right here in the US! This powder is added to whatever is being served that day, so the hungry are not only having their stomachs filled, they’re getting all the nutrients they need. Every day.
Did you know?
Malnutrition, not hunger, is the leading cause of death in children.
Five million children die from malnutrition each year. That’s one child every six seconds.
According to The New York Times, one-third to one-half of all children’s deaths in the world are related to malnutrition.
Even in industrialized countries like America where we have plenty to eat, children receive too much of the wrong foods, meaning their bodies are being fed empty calories and they are still starving for what they really need.
We’ve all seen the videos of starving orphans in Africa, but how many of us stop to think about what’s going on here at home, maybe even in our own city?
Founded in 1999 by Sam and Linda Caster, MannaRelief is a nonprofit organization providing proper nutritional support to undernourished children around the world. Their efforts have impacted children in 93 countries around the world.
When I attended MannaFest as a guest blogger, I had the privilege of meeting Sam Caster who graciously took the time to answer our questions. We spent about an hour discussing nutrition, Social Entrepreneurship, the MannaRelief and Give for Real program, and getting to know him better. Everyone we met at the conference was fabulous, but I have to say, Sam was a favorite for me. He is truly passionate about the good we can accomplish when we work together.
“When we simply observe the problem around us, we say ‘That’s life.’
When we create the ability to solve those problems, we say, ‘That’s living'”
– Sam Caster, Founder of Mannatech
I’m so excited about what this company is doing and the opportunity to provide nutrition to those less fortunate. And what did I have to do? Switch supplement companies. That’s all!
Disclaimer: I was invited to Mannafest as a blogger, to learn about real food nutrition. I was given a few products to try, but was not required to write about my experience or the products. I’m simply sharing because I learned so much and I wanted to pass it on! Also, I’m a member, not an associate. If you sign up using my member number I will receive credits towards the products I order, but I will not make any cash. And yes, you can do this too!
If you’d like to try out some of their products, head to ChooseReal.com and enter my member number, 3161232, when you sign up!