Metagenics Partners with Vitamin Angels to Help Millions of Children
Worldwide Battle Nutrient Deficiencies
Aliso Viejo, CA (April 29, 2014) – Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, announced today their continued partnership withVitamin Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to distributing essential vitamins and minerals to at-risk pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five around the world. Through contributions from sales of its line of OmegaGenics® formulas, Metagenics has once again committed to fund Vitamin Angels’ efforts to help 100,000 children.
“Unfortunately, undernutrition is the underlying cause in 45 percent of deaths in children five and under,” said John Troup, PhD, the chief science officer for Metagenics, Inc. “Our mission at Metagenics is to help people of all ages achieve their best health possible. We are honored to continue our partnership with Vitamin Angels to address nutritional gaps to help these children and their communities thrive.”
Vitamin Angels maintains that vitamin supplementation is the lowest cost, highest impact investment that can be made in the health of children worldwide. In 2013, contributions from Metagenics’ top-selling OmegaGenics line of purity-guaranteed omega formulas funded the efforts in providing a year’s supply of vitamin A for 100,000 children—also establishing the goal for 2014 contributions.
Last year Vitamin Angels distributed nearly 200 million vitamins to 30 million children in about 45 countries, including the United States. Improving children’s health with a sound nutritional foundation is where Vitamin Angels begins, but not where the benefits end. Better health can also lead to greater educational achievement and economic productivity, helping break the cycle of poverty and creating more promising futures.
“Our focus is ensuring that children have the nutritional foundation in place so health is not a barrier to their overall success. With partners such as Metagenics, we are able to help bolster their nutritional status as a step toward removing a hurdle on the path to a healthy future,” said Howard B. Schiffer, president and founder of Vitamin Angels. “With the continued support of our partners, we are one step closer to reaching our goal of serving 40 million children in 2014.”
To learn more about how you can support Vitamin Angels, visit www.vitaminangels.org.
About Metagenics, Inc.
Metagenics, Inc. (www.metagenics.com) is a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential. Founded in 1983, Metagenics serves more than 75,000 healthcare providers worldwide through premium quality, science-based medical foods, nutritional formulas, and lifestyle therapy programs such as FirstLine Therapy to help their patients achieve a lifetime of good health. Metagenics’ scientific staff—among the largest in the nutrigenomics industry—has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded more than 50 international or domestic patents. The company’s educational arm, Metagenics Educational Programs, collaborates with renowned medical experts to annually deliver more than 200 events designed to help healthcare professionals stay on the leading edge of lifestyle medicine and incorporate nutrition into their clinical practice.
Metagenics maintains its corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA; R&D headquarters in Gig Harbor, WA; and operating subsidiaries in Brussels, Belgium and Brisbane, Australia.