Arla Foods Donates Whey Ingredients for Malnutrition Project

December 19, 2012

Project Peanut Butter aims to reduce child malnutrition in the developing world.

Arla Foods Ingredients (Aarhus, Denmark) says it plans to donate whey permeate and whey protein for an upcoming study on malnourished Malawi children. Project Peanut Butter is organizing the program.

The goal of Project Peanut Butter is to save the lives of two million malnourished children by 2015. Arla Foods hopes to aid in that effort with contributions of whey ingredients for ready-to-use food supplements. These ingredients will provide vital minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.

“We believe that breast milk is the absolute best source of nutrients for infants and young children,” says Arla Foods senior project manager Charløtte Sorensen. “But where malnutrition is a major problem, it is not always available, and targeted food aid is essential.”

Arla Foods, the Danish Dairy Research Foundation, and the US Dairy Export Council have cofounded this initiative.