15th Floor Octagon – Culture – Nourish The Children Initiative

Not all business, calls, or Nu Skin beauty and skincare stuff, are all that’s there in 15th floor Octagon Bldg.  

Unknown perhaps to the majority of those in the metro, a project of goodwill is actually carried out in a frequent basis by the company’s distributors.  And this is in a larger scale:  They feed malnourished children, not only in the Philippines, but globally.   I stand corrected…nourishing, not just feeding, starving children.  Statistics say that about five million children die each year from malnutrition. Nu Skin (15th floor Octagon Bldg) actually reinforce an efficient way in saving children’s lives. It’s called their Nourish The Children Initiative.  And it’s not just a one-time project or an annual campaign; it’s actually an ongoing activity and avenue for their distributors to actually contribute to a very good cause.  So now I found out they not just call and do business with people, they also do real business in helping save lives.  Too good to be true?  Perhaps.  But indeed, they do.   

I managed to see for myself and was able to dig some facts:  This “feeding program” is basically accomplished by a combination of company product donations and voluntary product donations from both the distributors and their customer base.  These donations reach the children through reputable relief agencies who frequently report on the progress and health of the children nourished. They focus on a single product called VitaMeal, a nutrient-dense food ideally suited to meet the nutritional requirements of malnourished children, far better than what our local government and politicians give in their feeding programs: lugaw, instant noodles or oatmeal, or anything that is boiled with broth cubes which are simply lacking with key vitamins and minerals to promote child’s health and development.

Nu Skin Enterprises Philippines, with its corporate office at the 15th floor Octagon Bldg, is more than an MLM/networking company that many question about.  This is the channel where Vitameal is fed to malnourished children by the volumes.  And just what does this Vitameal composed of that makes it an ideal food for malnourished children? Each of its bag contains a balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and fiber.  I’m no nutritionist nor an expert, but I think this goes by saying that all these provide essential fatty acids required for normal brain development, skin health, and immune defenses.

More than 1
40 million meals have been donated through the Nourish the Children (NTC) initiative since its inception in 2002. An average of 2.5 million meals are donated each month on an ongoing basis.  NTC has partnered with Feed The Children. It is the third largest international charity in the United States and has been given the highest ratings for efficiency by both Charity Navigator and Ministry Watch. Feed The Children distributes millions of meals at no charge to Nourish the Children. It has already helped people and families in 118 countries including the Philippines. 

For this month, Nu Skin Philippines, in partnership with Feed the Children Philippines, will sponsor a feeding activity on February 20, 2009 at Parañaque.  Nu Skin Employees and Distributors will participate in thisevent.  Now why am I stating these facts?  Simply to imply that these same company and people involved in these non-profit, charitable causes are the same ones many label as scammers and illegitimate business.  I just want to state that not merely “networking”, “inviting” or selling, are the stereotype nature of what goes on at the 15th flr Octagon office.  Nourish The Children is an initiative even more efficient and result-driven, than what our local government, our Mayors and City Councils, often try to do.  And I’ve seen it first hand time and again.

As a result of Nourish the Children, VitaMeal is now being produced in plants in Malawi and China, providing jobs and economic development, as well as nourishing food. These plants also create a demand for cash crops, improving the livelihood of many local farmers.  In many cases, VitaMeal is served at school to attract children to nourish their minds, as well as their bodies.  In a nutshell, this thing is global in scale, and means very serious business contrary to the “monkey business” that’s being painted by the general misguided public.

We are quick to think and say bad things to throw at them…but are we quick enough to dig in more, before doing so otherwise?


About Randy Paulino

Liberal Nationalist. A Filipino Varied Artist, Entrepreneur, and Political Idealist. A Computer Engineer and a Web/Graphic & UI Designer.
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7 Responses to 15th Floor Octagon – Culture – Nourish The Children Initiative

  1. Miss says:

    This is a good initiative. The product called vitameal, There was an article last Janaury in Philippine Daily Inquirer, Bethesda Ministries had a “mass” feeding in Seven elementary school in Benguet using the Vitameal. If this is done globally, well you guys are doing great job.

  2. dennis says:

    great blog. things are very clear now that there are just some people trying to make nuskin look bad. feel so sorry for people who actually believed them. keep up the good work

  3. lyza_p says:

    I think it’s interesting that Nu Skin doesn’t actively advertise or promote the fact that they’re doing these feeding programs or nourishing programs as you call it, except it seems, to get donations/support from people.

    I think that just shows that this company really has the heart to help and serve others and not just do these “good deeds” for the media buzz or to look good.

    This is the exact reason why I chose to support this program and help nourish these malnourished kids.

    More power to Nu Skin Enterprises! You are truly a Force For Good in the world.

  4. Joey says:

    Yes, this is a good thing. Isn’t Lee Iacocca (former Ford/Chrysler CEO) actively involved and/or heading this initiative together with Nu Skin Enterprises? It’s in his book also, “Where Have All The Leaders Gone?” talking about Social Entrepreneurship.

  5. leanne says:

    i had no idea that this company’s been nourishing so many lives. i don’t do the business, i just use their products, love them. and i know for a fact that they’re legit. detractors should’ve been proven right by now if this was really a scam. great to know i’m buying from a company that’s giving back to the people.

  6. I Meyer says:

    Forever thankful for the opportunity Nu Skin has given us to help.

    I have often wanted to ask God why He let’s poverty and starvation go on. But I haven’t. Maybe He will ask me the same question.

    Proud Ambassador of Nourish The Children.

  7. Ronald Diangga says:

    Greetings from Cordova Island of Cebu!
    I just want to ask where I can get your Vita-meal for free and how to avail this for free. Because i want to use that for our school we have plan for feeding program here.

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