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Ensuring Healthier Lives: Live Event with Operation Smile's Nutrition Council

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Operation Smile's Nutrition Council came together from every corner of the world to have an enlightening discussion on the role breastfeeding plays in the health of infants and the connection between nutritional support and speech development.

Through open conversations from our panel of dietitians, speech therapists, pediatricians and more, you'll learn about our global efforts to educate and empower families by providing them with the resources they need to ensure the healthy development of their child. For this group of women, their hard work is inspired by their determination to never see a child denied cleft surgery because of poor nutrition.

Looking for more from our Nutrition Council? Check out a recent Q&A with Adriana Olivera, nutritionist and Operation Smile Paraguay Program Coordinator; Dede Kwadjo, nutritionist and registered dietician for Operation Smile Ghana; Elsa Nel, dietician from the United Arab Emirates; and Helen Kinigopoulos, credentialed speech language pathologist from the U.S.


It takes as little as $240 and as few as 45 minutes to provide life-changing surgery and a bright, beautiful new smile to a waiting child.