Vitamin Angels receives humanitarian award from American College of Nutrition

By Stephen DANIELLS

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Photo credit: ACN
Photo credit: ACN

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The American College of Nutrition acknowledged Vitamin Angels’ two decades of life-saving work providing vitamins and minerals to pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five with its Humanitarian Award.

Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angels’ founder and president (above right), received the award on behalf of the organization at the CAN’s 55th Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

“Vitamin Angels is honored to receive this award. We are committed to creating a world where every child, from the day he or she is born, has the opportunity to lead a meaningful and productive life,” ​said Schiffer. “This wonderful award is validation that this esteemed community believes in our work.”

Vitamin Angels has reached more than 100 million mothers and children with vitamins in approximately 45 countries including the US over the last 5 years alone.  In 2014, the organization announced they were part of a new effort, facilitated by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to treat and prevent intestinal worms, also known as soil-transmitted helminthes (STH) as a complement to their existing vitamin A supplementation program.

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