VitaCereal - How to cook it
It is simple to prepare. You just mix with water and stir, adding local fruit such as bananas, to make it more appealing to kids.
When the mixture is ready it is cooked for about 15 minutes. Demonstrations are given regularly at the health centre.
The preparation has to be easy because mothers in poor areas such as Rabinal have limited cooking facilities.
One of the key ingredients is maize, a staple of the Guatemalan diet. Children clearly like the taste.
VitaCereal is made by three Guatemalan companies for WFP, according to a recipe developed by WFP nutritionists.
Mothers who supplement their own diets with VitaCereal say that their babies are born healthier and their breast milk is better.
Gregoria Sanchez, 20, is proud of the size of her 8-month-old baby, who has recently started eating VitaCereal himself.
Gregoria has to walk 3 km to pick up her rations of VitaCereal. But she understands its importance for her family and does it willingly.
VitaCereal is often distributed at out of the way community centres such as this Mother and Child Health Centre in La Ceiba, near Rabinal in the Baja Verapaz province. It is a poor area, where families live on $2-3 a day.