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Antioxidant Scans Generate Food for Malnourished Children


By Joe Childs

For several months New Leaf Market patrons have taken the opportunity to have their nutritional status analyzed through a proprietary scanning technology provided by NuSkin Enterprises. The scanner measures the level of carotenoid antioxidants in skin tissue, an important indicator of the body’s ability to fend off and repair free radical damage that can have serious health consequences. As the local representative, I perform the scans at minimal cost with all proceeds donated to Nourish the Children, a NuSkin initiative to feed malnourished children in underdeveloped countries and the United States.

The program, which has been in effect for 10 years, partners with Feed the Children and other international humanitarian organizations to distribute VitaMeal®, a NuSkin product designed to provide all essential nutrients (unlike most humanitarian food that consists mainly of grain, such as corn, but may lack many essential nutrients necessary for healthy development). Nearly 100,000 starving children throughout the world are fed daily by this initiative and the New Leaf Market community has already funded over 1,500 meals.

You too can participate in this vital effort by purchasing VitaMeal that is then distributed by Feed the Children at no additional cost.

For information concerning Nourish the Children and the opportunity to participate, see me, Joe Childs, at New Leaf Market on the second Saturday of the month.



Please state the cost of the carotenoid antioxidant scan. "Minimal Charge" may be not be within the budget of someone who needs to budget carefully, and it would be helpful to know before making a trip there. Why be coy about the price? If it's a good way to spend one's money, let us decide. Is this group associated with "Save the Children" which is a well-known humanitarian group? Thank you for your work helping the children of the world.

Good question, Anna. The cost of the scan is $10 per person. Thanks for asking.

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