We help eradicate childhood deaths due to malnutrition while helping millions of American adults & children become more active & healthy
The devastating problem of SAM
(Severe Acute Malnutrition)
165 Million children under age five suffer from malnutrition in the developing world. 17 Million children suffer from SAM, the most dangerous form of malnutrition. 3.5 Million children die each year from SAM – more than AIDS, malaria, and TB combined x3. Every 9 seconds one child dies from SAM, 9,600 children each day.
While this problem is heartbreaking, there is a solution.
4 Million SAM-affected children are saved with ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). RUTF is a fortified peanut paste clinically certified to treat SAM and that provides all of a starving child’s basic nutritional needs. It’s served in a packet that’s easy to open, easy to eat, and as tasty as peanut butter.
Clarisse after only 4 weeks of RUTF treatment
Global budgets to purchase RUTF can only treat 15% of the need
The funding gap is comparatively small by global health cost standards and 800 million dollars would provide enough RUTF to treat all children affected with SAM.
RUTF permanently eliminates SAM for 95% of children treated
A 6-week feeding program (three 500-calorie packs per day) permanently eliminates SAM for 95% of children. The 6-week feeding program costs about $50.
Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. More than 40 Million children under the age of five were overweight or obese in 2012. $66 Billion is spent annually by individuals attempting to lose weight in the U.S. alone. The direct and indirect cost of obesity is more than $190 Billion annually.
We have a tremendous opportunity to connect these two global health concerns in a way that helps to solve them both
Calorie Cloud is a platform and set of programs that converts the abundance of calories burned here in US into life saving food for undernourished kids.