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School nutrition program

Malnutrition contributes to 60 percent of all deaths in Haitian children. UF has partnered with F.I.S.H. Ministries and KORE Foundation to help provide elementary school students with animal-based protein, which is important for physical and cognitive development. In addition, Andrew Kane, Ph.D., an associate professor of environmental and global health and director of the UF Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratories, is studying ways to enhance aquaculture-based protein production in Haiti.