Mannatech, Incorporated /quotes/comstock/15*!mtex/quotes/nls/mtex (MTEX 2.31, +0.22, +10.53%) , a global pioneer in the development of high-quality health, weight and fitness and skin care solutions based on nutritional science, has announced the launch of its Give for Real" program. This unique 'donation-through-consumption' initiative was designed to help consumers and social entrepreneurs meet the needs of malnourished children around the world.
For every purchase on an automatic order containing Ambrotose(R) complex powder, Advanced Ambrotose(R) powder, MannaBears(TM) gummies, PhytoMatrix(R) caplets, PhytoBurst(R) nutritional chews or Optimal Support Packets, a donation of PhytoMatrix(R) bulk dietary supplement is provided through MannaRelief+ to children in need worldwide. Mannatech's goal is to provide one million servings of this technologically advanced nutritional supplement to children through the Give for Real program.
"Millions of children die from malnutrition every year, and today's international food aid relies heavily on enriched flour-based cereals that no longer meet the new minimum standards set by the World Health Organization for young children," said Robert A. Sinnott, Ph.D., MNS, co-CEO and chief science officer of Mannatech. "Our Give for Real program is unique to the direct selling industry and allows the company and our independent sales Associates to donate to optimize nutrition across the globe."
To launch the program, Dr. Sinnott and Mannatech Founder Sam Caster will embark on a road show across the country where they will visit with Associates and share details about how the new outreach program supports Mannatech's business opportunity and its mission of giving.
Mannatech has a long history of giving to disaster relief victims around the globe through its support of MannaRelief and its quest to bring nutritional supplements to orphanages all over the world. In addition to the 'donation-through-consumption' program, the company will sponsor one child for a month for each guest that accompanies an Associate at the Give for Real road show meetings.
Mannatech's Real Food Technology(R) solution-inspired products provide one of the best strategies for addressing this crisis because Mannatech's products are developed from real food-sourced ingredients chosen from those scientifically proven to best benefit the human body.
Individuals interested in Mannatech's products, exploring its business opportunity and the Give for Real program can learn more at mannatech.com.
Mannatech, Incorporated, develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skin care products that are based on the solid foundation of nutritional science and development standards. These proprietary products are available through independent sales Associates around the globe including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and the Republic of Korea. For more information, visit www.Mannatech.com.
+MannaRelief is an independent, nonprofit organization. It is not owned or operated by Mannatech, Incorporated.
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