Ingredients And Nutritional Values : Feed My Starving Children Hosted A Volunteer Event At Coon Rapids Essay
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Ingredients and Nutritional Values
Feed My Starving Children hosted a volunteer event at Coon Rapids, MN on August 31st, 2016 from 6pm to 7:30pm. They packaged the MannaPack Rice which consists of 1. Rice, 2. Extruded soy nuggets, 3. Vitamins, minerals, and a vegetarian flavoring, 4. Dehydrated vegetables (Feed My Starving Children, 2016). Each of these small packages of dry ingredients contain key nutrients designed to help the children with the highest malnutrition status. These ingredients contain Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, Fats, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin A, Copper, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Calcium, Biotin, Protein, and Carbohydrates (Feed My Starving Children, 2016).
Vitamin B12 forms red blood cells, breaks down protein and fat, and helps form antibodies to fight off infection. Vitamin C supports healing, strengthens blood vessels, and assists the body to absorb iron. Zinc helps produce proteins, improves immunity, and assists in wound healing. Vitamin D helps the body absorb and use calcium, thus assisting in the formation of tooth and bone. Fats provides and stores energy. It also nourishes skin and hair. Magnesium assists in the formation of bone, protein metabolism, and nerve function. Iron helps the red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. Vitamin A is good for vision and helps the body develop normally. Copper helps the iron get absorbed into the body. Vitamin B6 supports healthy skin, nerves, and the digestive system. Niacin