WISHH Promotes Protein Consumption at the Global Child Nutrition Forum

Dec 17, 2019

WISHH Francophone Africa consultant Mamadou Bousso discusses soy protein products with a Camerounian vistor to the ASA/WISHH booth at the marketplace trade show at the Global Child Nutrition Forum.

WISHH, along with 350 school nutrition professionals, government officials and implementing NGOs gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia to discuss nutrition, school meal design, public-private partnerships and program sustainability. WISHH Francophone Africa consultant Mamadou Bousso traveled from Dakar, Senegal to Siem Reap, to participate in the 21st annual Global Child Nutrition Forum.

USDA continues to support improving nutrition for school children in target countries around the world through the International Food for Education initiative, known as the McGovern-Dole Program.

U.S. soy protein is used widely throughout Latin America in institutional feeding programs, and the Ghana AMPLIFIES project has succeeded in introducing eggs to the Ghana School Feeding Program.

WISHH and other organizations, such as the U.S. Peanut Council and Tetra Pak Laval, displayed products and projects in the forum “marketplace.”

Jim Hershey, ASA/WISHH’s CAST Cambodia chief of party, also attended speaking with USDA officials and World Food Programme personnel about linking a new USDA funded McGovern-Dole Program in Cambodia to ASA/WISHH’s CAST Cambodia Program funded through USDA’s Food for Progress program.