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*Compared to Nutricia’s Periflex Infant and Analog formulas
** With the exception of XMet, XCys Maxamaid
There are thousands of children in the United States with medical conditions which require restrictive, medically-supervised diets. To live and thrive, many children are dependent on specialized medical foods and formulas. However, often times the important products that families need are not entirely covered by insurances. The families of these children face many worries and an enormous financial burden trying to ensure their children receive proper nutrition.
This is where Children’s Medical Nutrition Alliance (CMNuA) comes in. CMNuA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that supports families in covering a major portion of their medical nutrition expenses in cases where the child’s insurance is unable to help. The money they use to help these families comes from financial donations and fundraising events.
CMNuA empowers, educates, assists, advocates for and supports ALL patients who require medical nutrition. In doing so, CMNuA has created the first-ever national coalition dedicated to enhancing the lives of all patients in need of medical nutrition regardless of their underlying condition.
At Nutricia, the makers of Periflex®, Anamix®, PhenylAde®, Complex, GlutarAde™ and Lophlex® brand medical food formula, we understand the struggles these families go through and how necessary CMNuA is for them. That is why this year we have challenged ourselves to virtually Walk Around the World in 60 days in support of CMNuA. The challenge will require our team to collectively walk 25,000 miles in 60 days.
Nutricia North America will donate $10,000 to CMNuA if the goal is met! Our challenge started on March 15th and will continue until May 10, 2017.
The virtual walk will be divided into 4 phases. We will track our progress via fitness trackers and will report on them over the coming weeks.
Help us to help CMNuA by sponsoring the challenge! Join us in supporting these families with a gift to CMNuA and have your donation doubled by Nutricia. Every dollar counts for this incredible non-profit organization. Nutricia North America pledges to match external donations up to $3,000.
Thank you for your consideration and for helping the children supported by CMNuA. Stay tuned as we will be updating our progress on #ATW60D over the next 60 days!
*Must be combined with an appropriate vitamin and mineral supplement when taken as the sole source of PKU medical food. Be sure to consult your metabolic healthcare professional prior to making any changes to your PKU diet plan.
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Rare Disease Day is the last day of February each year. Sometimes this falls on a Leap year. Just as Feb 29th is a rare day that happens only once every 4 years, many people live with a rare disease EVERY DAY of the year.
Nutricia Metabolics is proud to help support those living with a rare metabolic condition. Learn more about these RARE Metabolic conditions and help raise awareness today and everyday!
Homocystinuria is an inherited, genetic disorder. “Classic” homocystinuria occurs because of a deficiency of the enzyme cystathionine betasynthase (CBS). A deficiency in CBS interferes with the body’s ability to fully process an essential amino acid called methionine. If left untreated, this can cause serious health problems.
Isovaleric acidemia (IVA) is an inherited, genetic disorder. IVA occurs when there is a defect in an enzyme that helps break down protein from food. The name of the enzyme is isovaleryl-CoA dehydrogenase (IVD).
Glutaric Aciduria Type 1 (GA-1) is an inherited, genetic disorder. GA-1 occurs when there is a defect in an enzyme that helps break down protein from food. The name of the enzyme is glutaryl-CoA dehydrogenase (GCDH).
Propionic acidemia (PA) and methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) are inherited, genetic disorders. Both are caused by defects in enzymes that are needed to break down protein. In PA and MMA, four of the amino acids cannot be broken down but instead produce toxic acids in the body. These amino acids are methionine, isoleucine, threonine and valine, which are called “propiogenic amino acids.”
Maple Syrup Urine Disease, or MSUD, is an inherited, genetic disorder caused by a defect in three enzymes that help break down protein from food. The official name for MSUD is Branched- Chain Alpha-Ketoacid Dehydrogenase Deficiency, but it is called MSUD because the urine from untreated infants with this disorder can smell sweet like maple syrup.
Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are a group of inherited, genetic disorders. The urea cycle is a chain of reactions using a group of enzymes in the liver. These enzymes are important in removing unneeded protein byproducts (nitrogen) from the blood.
Long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAODs) are a group of inherited, genetic disorders. LC-FAODS occur when there is a defect in one or more enzymes that help break down fat from food for energy. LC-FAODs prevent the body from using fats normally.
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