Edesia's mission is to help treat and prevent malnutrition in the world's most vulnerable populations.
Edesia is a unique non-profit organization that manufactures specialized ready-to-use foods (RUFs) that change lives. Each year millions of "miracle packets" leave Edesia’s Rhode Island factory and are delivered into the hands of malnourished children all over the world by humanitarian aid workers working in the hardest-to-reach and most inhospitable places on the planet.
Edesia currently employs about 100 people hailing from over 25 countries.
To achieve our mission to help treat and prevent malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable populations, Edesia proudly partners with the following organizations:
- Produce high-quality ready-to-use foods (currently Plumpy'Nut (RUTF) ®, Plumpy'Sup (RUSF) ™, Plumpy'Doz™, Enov'Nutributter®, Enov'Mum®) for humanitarian organizations and non-profits.
- Collaborate on research and development to improve distribution systems and optimize the use of ready-to-use Foods.
- Support local producers of ready-to-use foods in the developing world.
- Engage in educational efforts and direct advocacy to raise the profile of global malnutrition in the United States.
Edesia recognizes the complexity of addressing malnutrition globally. Nutrition for young children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, people living with HIV/AIDS, and other vulnerable populations is part of larger and more complex problems. Addressing education, agriculture, and policy change must also be a part of the solution.
Edesia supplies product for organizations working in emergency situations as well as standard nutrition programming. In recognition that treating the most severe cases is not a permanent solution, Edesia also supplies products for and is an advocate of preventative approaches.
Edesia is the Roman Goddess of food who presides over banquets. Mythology states that she ensured that feast went well and food was excellent. Her name comes from the Latin verb edes, which means "to eat."
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