Founder, Project Healthy Children
Vitamin consumption is often taken for granted in prosperous nations. In contrast, populations in developed countries often do not have access to essential vitamins or minerals. Especially pregnant women in developing countries run the risk of denying their fetuses proper nutrition because basic foods are not fortified with micronutrients like folic acid, iron, iodine, and vitamin A.
Jessica speaks with David Dodson, founder of Project Healthy Children, an organization that fights malnutrition in developing countries through food fortification programs. By helping governments fortify foods with micronutrients, David and his team are helping women have healthier pregnancies, leading to fewer nutrient-related birth defects. David describes how an overseas trip inadvertently led to the start of an organization that saves lives, from scratch.