Explorers in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country with a nutritional crisis among infants, who are not getting enough critical nutrients during their first 1,000 days of life. Planet Forward sent a group of student explorers from George Washington University to see how communication technology and community partnerships are being used to get critical nutrition info out to a multi-ethnic, multi-language society.

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Edited by Anahi Ruiz and Eric Osman
Edited by Anahi Ruiz and Eric Osman
The George Washington University
The Guatemalan government and local radio stations are working together to improve child nutrition, but their relationship was not always on such good terms.
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
Getting a public health message out isn't the easiest in Guatemala's fractured mediascape, and community radio may be the best bet.
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
Follow the journey of the Explorers in Guatemala and meet the key players in the attempt to improve child nutrition along the way.
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
Guatemala has the worst child malnutrition rate in the western hemisphere - almost 50%. Take a look at how bad the problem actually is, and why.
Edited by Anahi Ruiz and Eric Osman
Edited by Anahi Ruiz and Eric Osman
The George Washington University
Close to 50 percent of children don't get the right nutrition at the start in Guatemala, but a groundbreaking partnership between national and local actors is aiming to change that.
Planet Forward, GWU School of Media and Public Affairs
Proper nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life are absolutely essential to a child's development - see why and what one country, Guatemala, is doing about it.
GWU
What struck us, what stuck with us and what's coming next. 
The George Washington University
Eating Habits and Patterns of the Chapín
GWU
A visit to a community considered extremely vulnearble to chronic child malnutrition by Guatemala's government reveals the complexities of addressing the issue.
GWU
This list could be 1,000 pages long! But here's the very short of it. 

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