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Feed My Starving Children's food formula is designed to meet the needs of severely malnourished children. Learn about the ingredients.

FMSC Meal Formula: MannaPack Potato-D

MannaPack Potato-D is the first and only food in the relief world developed specifically to help people recover from diarrhea, a leading killer.

Diarrhea is the number one cause of death of malnourished children. Diarrheal diseases accounted for 16% of deaths among children under the age of 5 worldwide in 2004.* 

There are 12 half-cup servings per bag. The three ingredients include:

   1.   Potato granules - a source of resistant starches which assist in
         rehabilitation from diarrhea
   2.   Soy flour- protein source
   3.   Sweet potato flavoring and vitamin/mineral/Gum Arabic blend – nutrition tailored to meet the needs of those
         affected by diarrhea

To prepare, simply combine with a safe, potable liquid.

This product name was chosen to capture both the nourishing qualities of the supplement and FMSC’s spiritual mission by using the word manna, which the dictionary defines as:

   1.   In the Bible, the food miraculously provided for the Israelites in the wilderness during their flight from Egypt.
   2.   Spiritual nourishment of divine origin.
   3.   Something of value that a person receives unexpectedly.

Potato is in the name because the product is potato-based rather than rice-based. D is in the name to indicate that the formula assists in rehabilitation from diarrhea.

As with Feed My Starving Children’s (FMSC) original rice-based formula, MannaPack Potato-D is produced by volunteers. The food-packing process offers a tangible service opportunity for children and adults and adds a human touch to international food aid. Each serving costs only 22 cents to produce. 92 percent of all donations to FMSC go directly to the food program.

* WHO, The Global Burden of Disease, 2004 update.

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