Globus Employees Feed Malnourished Babies through Counting Calories
Photos courtesy of MANA Nutrition
Social and environmental responsibility is becoming more and more of a front-burner concern of tour operators today, as reflected in a recent initiative of the Globus family of brands called “Hunger on the Move.”
During a six-week period in early 2015 Globus employees tracked through an online portal the number of calories they burned, and for every 15,000 calories burned, they were able to save one baby in Kenya or Myanmar suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
The Globus initiative was conducted in coordination with an organization called MANA Nutrition, which produces Mother Administered Nutritive Aid, a therapeutic food made from fortified peanut paste formulated to provide the essential nutritional requirements of babies.
“It only takes three Mother Administered Nutritive Aid (MANA) packages a day for six weeks – providing a total of 75,000 calories – to save the life a malnourished child,” said Mary Cox, human resources director for Globus. “For every calorie we burned, we sent five calories to needy children.”
Globus employees who participated, 134 in all, burned more than a million calories and saved 79 babies.
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