MANA From Peanuts

Kind of like the Israelites received manna from heaven to keep them from starving in the desert, malnourished children in the world are getting needed nutrition through MANA from peanuts.

Mark Moore, CEO of MANA Nutrition explained how at the Southern Peanut Growers Conference. “MANA stands for Mother Administered Nutritive Aid and our vision is that we can put this peanut paste product in the hands of moms” so they can feed it to their children who might otherwise die of severe acute malnutrition, Mark says.

The product itself is called by another acronym – RUTF, or Ready to Use Therapeutic Food. Basically, RUTF is peanut butter mixed with fortified milk in an over-sized ketchup packet On average, three packets a day for six weeks will revive a child, getting him or her back to normal nutritive levels, healthy, responsive and happy.

Randall Weiseman with Southeast AgNet interview Mark for us and you can find out more in this conversation and also from the MANA Nutrition website.

Listen To MP3Mark Moore Interview (MP3)

13th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference Photo Album

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One Response to MANA From Peanuts

  1. […] But Peanut Proud is not just sitting around waiting for disasters to happen to provide humanitarian peanut relief. “We’re focusing on international hunger relief,” Greg says, supporting production of ready-to-use peanut-based therapeutic food, such as MANA. […]

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