Important studies are underway to explore the availability and effectiveness of local foods in the production of specialised ‘smart’ nutritious products for young children under Project Laser Beam – both in Indonesia and Bangladesh.
Elsewhere in Asia, an innovative new food product made in Pakistan is already helping protect the youngest victims of the catastrophic 2010 floods against malnutrition. Made from locally grown chickpeas, Wawa Mum shows that supplying technical knowhow can be the key to finding local solutions to malnutrition.
Wawa Mum is one of a growing number of specialised nutrition products designed to meet the nutritional needs of children in times of crisis. Read more about Wawa Mum here.