January 5, 2011 — Nordic Naturals’ 2010 partnership with Vitamin Angels and their “Thrive to Five” program has provided a valuable contribution to their distribution of micronutrients to children in the Dominican Republic by supplying important omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Based on a shared commitment to improving children’s health worldwide, Nordic Naturals’ 2010 contribution provided nearly 3,000 children in the Dominican Republic with Children’s DHA, delivering the omega-3s they need for healthy development.
Nordic Naturals is the first company to provide a donation of fish oil product to Vitamin Angels’ “Thrive to Five” program, which focuses on giving children under five the vital first step they need to excel physically and cognitively.
Meredith Greiner, marketing manager, announced “Vitamin Angels is a pure and powerful force in the world and this innovative partnership allows us to carry out our shared commitment of improving global health.”
Howard Schiffer, president and founder, comments, “Nordic Naturals has been a key supporter of Vitamin Angels for years. Their contribution has helped Vitamin Angels realize our vision — to truly have a major impact on global health by reaching the children who would otherwise go unreached.”
Children’s DHA is an ideal source of the omega-3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are essential for the function of the brain, eyes, heart, and nervous system.
“I had the honor of meeting the children and their families that we are supporting in the Dominican Republic. A gracious and inspiring group, their willingness to accept me into their community was deeply moving,” adds Meredith.
Vitamin Angels is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, whose “Thrive to Five” program is dedicated to overcoming malnutrition by advancing the availability of nutritional supplements to at-risk children under the age of five, as well as to new and expecting mothers in 25 countries on four continents, including the U.S. For more information about Vitamin Angels, visit www.vitaminangels.org.
Source: Nordic Naturals, www.nordicnaturals.com