ALISO VIEJO, Calif.Metagenics Inc. announced its continued partnership with Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to distributing essential vitamins and minerals to at-risk pregnant women, new mothers and children under five around the world. Through contributions from OmegaGenics® formula sales, Metagenics has once again committed to fund Vitamin Angels’ efforts.
“Unfortunately, undernutrition is the underlying cause in 45 percent of deaths in children five and under," said John Troup, Ph.D., the CSO for Metagenics. “Our mission at Metagenics is to help people of all ages achieve their best health possible. We are honored to continue our partnership with Vitamin Angels to address nutritional gaps to help these children and their communities thrive."
Vitamin Angels believes vitamin supplementation is the lowest cost, highest impact investment that can be made in the health of children worldwide. Metagenics’ contributions last year provided a year’s supply of vitamin A for 100,000 children and plans to meet the same goal this year.
“Our focus is ensuring that children have the nutritional foundation in place so health is not a barrier to their overall success. With partners such as Metagenics, we are able to help bolster their nutritional status as a step toward removing a hurdle on the path to a healthy future," said Howard B. Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels. “With the continued support of our partners, we are one step closer to reaching our goal of serving 40 million children in 2014."
This February, NeoCell donated more than $190,000 to Vitamin Angels.