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Consumer Wellness Center Announces First $1000 Nutritional Grant Award for Education of Expectant Mothers

Monday, December 22, 2008
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: nutrition, health news, Natural News

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(NaturalNews) On November 4th, we announced the Consumer Wellness Center Nutritional Grant Program, offering $1,000 grants to individuals or institutions that proposed creative ways to use the money for enhancing the health and nutrition of schoolchildren or expectant mothers. The Consumer Wellness Center (CWC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit where I serve as the Executive Director. It is a non-paid position, so I derive no financial benefit from the CWC.

In response to our grant program announcement, we were flooded with outstanding proposals for the $1,000 grants. We received so many, in fact, that we have decided to expand the program to $8,000 in grants, and we'll be announcing all eight of the award winners in the coming days.

The grants are awarded based on the number of people that can be positively impacted, the detail of the grant proposal and the enthusiasm and commitment of the teacher or administrator who will use the funds. Each award recipient is asked to report the results of the grant back to the CWC after the funds have been used. Our intention is to then post these nutrition "success stories" on NaturalNews.com so that these records of what works can be shared with the world.

$1,000 to the Body and Mind Clinic and Research Center in India

Our first $1,000 award goes to Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi, MD, D.Yoga, C.Ac, GHC, Consulting Physician and Acupuncturist of The Body and Mind Clinic and Research Center, Vatsala Hospital, Tulsi Das marg Lucknow, India.

Dr. Rastogi is the medical director of The Body and Mind Clinic and Research Center, a Holistic medicine unit at Vatsala Hospital, which is a premium maternal and child-care center in India.

Maternal mortality rates due to anemia are exceedingly high in India. The Consumer Wellness Nutritional Educational Grant will allow Dr. Rastogi to create a program to teach approximately 50 low-income expectant mothers between the ages of 20 to 30 years old about the importance of "balanced and required" nutrition during pregnancy.

The program will work as follows:

Mothers will be registered early in their pregnancy days and screened for their nutritional status. They will then be taught principles of proper nutrition and given demonstrations of specific dietary preparations. Monitoring of their diet and health will continue through clinic check ups. Nutritional status will be evaluated at the end of their last 3 months of pregnancy (their third trimester).

At the end of pregnancy, each mother will be evaluated for:

• Change in nutritional status
• Mode of delivery of baby
• Any complication associated with delivery
• Baby weight
• Baby length
• Apgar score (a rating of the baby's observable health condition immediately after birth)

This study and service is expected to help prevent nutritional deficiency diseases in expectant mothers and allow the program to be implemented on a regular basis to all expectant mothers visiting the hospital and simultaneously can be expanded to other nearby hospitals to help create healthier mothers and healthier babies in India.

Dr. Rastogisí commitment to the Consumer Wellness Center and NaturalNews is to share, through email correspondence and digital photos, the program experiences, outcome and data. We will share his experience and success with NaturalNews readers. It is our hope and belief that other companies and individuals will be inspired to begin funding programs of their own.

Congratulations Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi! And NaturalNews thanks the many sponsors of the Consumer Wellness Center who have donated funds to help us launch these important nutritional programs. Sponsors include Boku Superfood, Global Healing Center, Health Products Distributors, Inc. and others. View featured sponsors here: http://ConsumerWellness.org/Sponsors.html

Learn more about the Consumer Wellness Center here: http://www.ConsumerWellness.org/index.html

More CWC grant award announcements are on the way!

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