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Project Peanut Butter founder to speak Tuesday, Oct. 22

Posted: October 17, 2013

Learn the story of Project Peanut Butter, a social entrepreneurial venture to address malnutrition for children in Africa when founder Dr. Mark Manary speaks on the Penn State campus Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Manary is professor of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. The mission of Project Peanut Butter is to advance treatment of severe malnutrition, the greatest contributor to child mortality, using effective and locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods. 
 
The project’s goal is save 2 million children by 2015. Manary’s talk, part of The Gaelen Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Carnegie Cinema, 113 Carnegie Building.
 
Manary has committed his life to solving the problem of child malnutrition in Africa and devotes several months a year to overseeing Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food production at Project Peanut Butter’s factory in Blantyre, Malawi and travels village-to-village to treat thousands of malnourished children.