Sithusi, 4, is energetic and full of smiles today, a complete contrast from the child she was one year ago. Last year, she was suffering from a serious malnutrition problem and got sick often. ChildFund Sri Lanka enrolled the child and her family in the ENHANCE (Ensure Nutrition, Health and Children’s Education) project in Polonnaruwa, a project made possible with funding from Fonterra. Lack of knowledge about nutrition among mothers and poor eating patterns are main causes of malnutrition in this area. “I didn’t give my child even the nutritious things, which I can easily find in our own garden, because I didn’t know their nutritious value,” says Sithusi’s mother, Chathurangani. “Now I know it well,” she says, “Sithusi is happier, healthier and plays more often.”

Sithusi, 4, is energetic and full of smiles today, a complete contrast from the child she was one year ago. Last year, she was suffering from a serious malnutrition problem and got sick often. ChildFund Sri Lanka enrolled the child and her family in the ENHANCE (Ensure Nutrition, Health and Children’s Education) project in Polonnaruwa, a project made possible with funding from Fonterra. Lack of knowledge about nutrition among mothers and poor eating patterns are main causes of malnutrition in this area. “I didn’t give my child even the nutritious things, which I can easily find in our own garden, because I didn’t know their nutritious value,” says Sithusi’s mother, Chathurangani. “Now I know it well,” she says, “Sithusi is happier, healthier and plays more often.”

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