The Vice President of Guatemala, Roxana Baldetti, presented the fortified complementary food “Mi Comidita”: "Today we launch the pilot project “Mi Comidita”, hand in hand with the government of Canada and the World Food Programme. I'm sure it will not be long before we see results and Totonicapán children as well as children throughout the country will benefit."
WFP Representative in Guatemala, Mario Touchette, thanked the governments of Canada and Guatemala. "Mi Comidita is the result of our global expirience in the fight against hunger,” he said. “Besides launching ‘Mi Comidita’, we will participate in some of the activities of the ‘Fair of 1000 Days’ to support to the Guatemalan children and Guatemala’s Plan of the Zero Hunger Pact.”
Thanks to “Mi Comidita”, staff of the Ministry of Health will be train to strengthen their capacity to implement the new programme, to carry out nutrition gap analysis and to estimate the cost of diets in the Department of Totonicapán.
Catalina Sapón is one of the "Mother Peer Counselors," who are part of the strategy of community education in the form of mother-to-mother support. To her right is Coleen Pigeon the Representative of the Canadian Embassy to Guatemala.
The Minister of Public Health and Social Assistance, the Secretary of Food and Nutritional Security, the Governor of Totonicapán, the Chief of the Health Department and the WFP Representative inaugurating the “Fair of 1000 Days",
22 August 2014 Guatemala: A Story of Resilience