What We Do.

NBC’s Cynthia McFadden reports on efforts to save children’s lives with Plumpy’Nut in the Central African Republic.

What is

According to the World Health Organization, malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy or nutrients.

The term malnutrition covers two groups of conditions. The one that Edesia focuses on is “undernutrition” – which includes stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), underweight (low weight for age) and micronutrient deficiencies (a lack of important vitamins and minerals).

Malnutrition affects people all over the world with close to three million children under the age of five dying from severe malnutrition every year. 


62 Countries
since 2010

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2.7 Million

children reached in 2022

What our
Partners Say

Watch our partners describe the impact of Edesia’s foods on their nutrition programming.

Around the globe, 45 million children under five are acutely
malnourished, and 13 million of those are severely malnourished.

Top Five Countries We Shipped to in 2022

Top 5 Countries We Shipped to in 2022

A world of gratitude


“We are very happy with Reina’s recovery, she is now a lively, cheerful girl.”

Reina’ Observer


“We feel very proud to have helped Yohanny and her little brother with loving care, thanks to Edesias’ support.”

Yohanny’s Observer


“Thanks to the treatment, Keiner has overcome malnutrition, regained his appetite and improved spirits.”

Keiner’s Observer


“Thanks to the treatment, Shaila has overcome malnutrition. She is happier, more alert and chatty.”

Shaila’s Observer


“Enmanuel is happy and thankful he is  on the program, He laughs more and  is rapidly gaining weight.”



“Albany really likes her plumpys and they have been really good for her. She smiles all the time.”

Yoselyn, 29 years old


A severely malnourished child is 11 times more likely to die of a common childhood illness than a well-nourished child.

U.S. Farmers

We source over 50 million pounds of U.S. raw materials annually (which is approximately the weight of 170,454 baby elephants). 

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One in five deaths among children under age five are attributed to severe malnutrition.