This past Tuesday, LLI kicked off its women's program for 2011 with a Nutrition workshop. Elida, Huaycan's hospital's nutritionist, kindly volunteered her time and led a workshop to thirteen women in Zone Z.
Elida led the women through eating a balanced diet and lifestyle. She specifically focused on nutrition for kids, starting with nutrition during pregnancy. What did we learn? Nutrition is so much more than eating your "choclo" (Peruvian corn) every day. It's about balance. It's about understanding what nutritional value our favorite Peruvian dishes offer us, or what they don't. It's about making sure Huaycan's (and all over the world) kids get accustomed at an early age to eating right. And lastly, it's about making the right decisions about nutrition for yourself, so that your family follows in your footsteps!
Special thanks to Elida and to Sarah Renkert, LLI's house manager, for organizing the workshop. We look forward to the next workshop in March!
Interested in working with our Women's Program long term? We are looking for a program manager to start asap in Huaycan! Please view our internship/volunteer opportunity here and apply if the position is right for you (advanced Spanish skills a must)!
Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of the Light and Leadership Initiative. Thanks to Enora Guerinel for the provided photos. For more information, please visit www.lightandleadership.org.