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Fit to Move

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Fit to Move


UBNLINKS FOUNDATION is involved in FIT TO MOVE PROJECT because of the alarming rate of malnutrition in West Africa. In the United States,more children suffer from malnutrition due to dietary imbalances rather than nutritional deficiencies.

People facing food insecurity are often dealing with other socioeconomic issues such as a lack of affordable stable housing; households lacking affordable housing are vulnerable to diseases and illness associated with malnutrition and inadequate health care.





FIT TO MOVE PROJECT of UBNLINKS FOUNDATION is all about fighting against malnutrition in children under the age of five using Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) and life changing vitamins and minerals because we believe that if a child eats very well; he/she will definitely be really FIT TO MOVE.











In the U.S, the FIT TO MOVE project of UBNLINKS FOUNDATION focus is to help at-risk populations in need-specifically children 6-59 months of age, pregnant and lactating women gain access to life changing vitamins and minerals. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, South Bronx is the poorest district in the entire nation. 38% of the district’s residents, totaling 256,544 people, are living below the poverty line; 49 percent of children in the district are living in poverty. UBNLINKS FOUNDATION is headquartered in Bronx,NY ,to make a difference.


More than a million people in Western Africa are at risk of severe malnutrition. Among the 6.9 million children who died under age five in 2011, just under half lived in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) 2013 State of the World’s Children report. One third of these deaths took place in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger and Nigeria.

The global image of Nigeria masks the reality on the ground. One of Africa’s richest oil states on the surface, Nigeria may seem a world apart from other Sahelian states such as Mali and the Niger. Only now is Nigeria’s place in the Sahel crisis becoming clearer to the international community. Nigeria has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the world. One in seven children dies before his or her fifth birthday. Eleven million Nigerian children are suffering from malnutrition, the Country Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Jean Gough has revealed. 41 % of Nigerian children under age five suffer stunted growth as a result of malnutrition In Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, there are multiple reasons malnutrition cases is on the rise, but the major contribution factors are: high food prices, conflict, high incidence rates of malaria. Other structural causes include weak health systems, deep poverty, poor water and sanitation conditions, and in some case inadequate infant care.

Imagining malnutrition is one thing, but beholding a malnourished child is another. A visit to some states in Nigeria such as Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Delta, Ebonyi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina and Yobe is something you cannot forget in a hurry.

Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) has revolutionized the treatment of severe malnutrition – providing foods that are safe to use at home and ensure rapid weight gain in severely malnourished children, a condition that contributes to more than 1.5 million child deaths each year. RUTF has been shown to be a very effective therapeutic food in the rehabilitation of severely malnourished children, and can be safely and easily produced in small or large quantities in most settings worldwide. The advantage of RUTF is that it is a ready-to-use paste which does not need to be mixed with water, thereby avoiding the risk of bacterial proliferation in case of accidental contamination. The product, which is based on peanut butter mixed with dried skimmed milk and vitamins and minerals, can be consumed directly by the child and provides sufficient nutrient intake for a child to recover completely. It can be stored for three to four months without refrigeration, even at tropical temperatures.

Our FIT TO MOVE PROJECT is improving the lives of many children each year, make a donation that saves lives. We cannot buy, ship, distribute or redistribute these products without your financial contribution. Please make a donation to support FIT TO MOVE PROJECT because access to good nutrition is a fundamental right of children under the age of five. A child cannot be FIT TO MOVE when he/she is hungry. A hungry child gets sick more often, a malnourished child cannot do well in school and may not even graduate from college.

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) comes in cases of 150 packets and a case costs $55.00

One (1) case feeds a child for 6 weeks on an average of 3 packets a day.

Ten (10) cases will feed 10 children

Twenty (20) cases will feed 20 children

Thirty (30) cases will feed 30 children.

Forty (40) (40) cases will feed 40 children

Fifty (50) cases will feed 50 children

One hundred (100) cases will feed 100 children

$ 55 .00 will feed one child for 6 weeks

$110.00 will feed 2 malnourished children for 6 weeks

$ 550.00 will feed 10 malnourished children for 6 weeks

$ 1,100 will feed 20 malnourished children 6 weeks

$1,650 will feed 30 malnourished children for 6 weeks

$ 2,200 will 40 malnourished children for 6 weeks

$2,750 will feed 50 malnourished children for 6 weeks

$5,500 will feed 100 malnourished children for 6 weeks

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