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Lucky Iron Fish Lunch & Learn with CanWaCH
20 September 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lucky Iron Fish is hosting a digital lunch and learn session to showcase their latest data and research on the use of the Lucky Iron Fish to address iron deficiency anemia. Lucky Iron Fish offers a novel tool for iron deficiency anemia and provides in-depth training and resources for program implementation. Over the past 4 years, Lucky Iron Fish has partnered with organizations including CARE, Action Against Hunger, World Vision and Catholic Relief Services and has worked with partners to deliver programs in Benin, Tanzania, Senegal, Guatemala, Peru and India. Most recently, Lucky Iron Fish has conducted and completed several trials and pilots and received funding from Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (India) and The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (with CARE in Benin). Please join us for an interactive 1 hour session, space will be provided for questions and discussion.
About the company: Lucky Iron Fish is a Canadian social enterprise and B-Corp dedicated to preventing and addressing iron deficiency around the globe. The economic impact of iron deficiency is clear, contributing to a over $70B annual global GDP loss, and an estimated 20% decrease in women’s earning potential. Impacting mostly women and children, iron deficiency causes nausea, fatigue, fainting, headaches, and hair loss. Iron deficiency also restricts cognitive and physical development in children. To address this massive global challenge, Lucky Iron Fish created the Lucky Iron Fish (and Leaf). The Fish/Leaf is a culturally sensitive, scientifically proven innovation to fortify meals with natural iron and reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia. Clinical work on the Fish has been published by independent academic institutions to demonstrate its safety, efficacy, and impact. Preparing meals or boiling water with the Fish/Leaf and a few drops of citrus/acid for 10 minutes releases a consistent amount (6-8mg) of iron that fortifies the meal. Feedback and other assessments indicate that the iron does not affect the taste or color of the food and no side-effects have been reported. The Fish/Leaf are designed to appeal to the end-user to improve compliance. As a result, compliance levels have been shown to be high (>85%) in many places. Cooking with the Lucky Iron Fish/Leaf is safe and effective and can be used by a family of up to five people for five years. Therefore, not only are the Fish/Leaf simple to use, but they are affordable and sustainable. Lucky Iron Fish offers discounted pricing to NGOs, Charities, Foundations, and Corporate CSR programs in order to make the Fish/Leaf accessible to communities around the world.