Mama Afya Mix is a precooked blend of Maize, sorghum, soya beans, sugar, fortified with vitamin and mineral premix, formulated for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers. The formulation ensures that pregnant mothers get the required nutrients for the fetal growth and development. Breastfeeding mothers get nutrients to boost milk production for both the health of the mother and child. It's formulation meets the nutrient requirements of both pregnant and lactating mothers. Consumption of Afya Mix mama is expected to result in reduced micronutrient deficiencies, low birth weight and enhance weight gain in pregnancy.
Nutriment Mamas will also improve the quality of milk and improve milk production, therefore enhancing exclusive breastfeeding.
Afyamix is a viable option for providing a nutritious cost effective diet to address the constraints faced by many families in Kenya whose children are at risk of developing or suffering from moderate malnutrition (stunting and wasting) due to poverty and food insecurity.
Afyamix prevents malnutrition through programs that target pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children aged 0-23 months, and treatment of moderate and severe wasting among less than 5 years (59 months). This program also reduces the risk of 2-5 years old becoming malnourished.
Provision of Afyamix is a part of reducing, the gap and increase accessibility of required foods.