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Meds & Food for Kids (or MFK) was founded in 2004 by Patricia B. Wolff, MD, a pediatrician in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. MFK works to combat childhood malnutrition and related diseases in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Meds & Food for Kids uses a new peanut-based feeding approach called Ready-to-Use Therapeutic food (RUTF), known as Medika Mamba (Hatian Creole for "Peanut Butter Medicine"). RUTF brings malnourished children back from the brink of death, and currently MFK is the only organization working to combat malnutrition in Haiti through RUTF. In the impoverished country of Haiti, toddlers are the losers in a family's daily struggle to feed everyone. One-quarter of children ages 1 to 3 are dangerously malnourished. They are caught in the middle as older siblings grab what little there is to eat, and infants survive on breast milk. Malnourished children soon...
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