Caring Services

Children Medical Nutrition Alliance (CMNUA)

United StatesSINCE 03/02/2014

To improve access to amino acid-based formulas for children suffering from food allergies in the United States, CMNUA is building a game-changing coalition to make pediatric medical food affordable, while providing complementary services for parents.

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A growing number of infants and children in the USA depend on amino acid-based formulas for their daily nutrition. Health insurance does not provide coverage in all states to provide special allergen-free diets, and the working poor are having difficulty accessing these products. Nutricia North America aims to raise awareness of the difficulty that poor families face in affording medical nutrition for infants and children. With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Nutricia together with its local partner Children’s Magic co-created the CMNUA project. It aims to improve access to amino acid-based formulas for infants and children suffering from food allergies. To do so, the project educates the families to help them better understand their children’s conditions, connects the families so they can provide mutual support, and builds an institutional coalition to make medical food affordable for children. It also supports these children’s parents in resuming work and recouping lost income.

Nutricia North America promotes appropriate nutrition for people suffering from food allergies by providing affordable amino acid-based formulas. This project improves the life conditions of infants and children and helps to reduce families’ medical fees, contributing to the health and wellbeing of both children and parents.

The project is now independent and has been handed over in 2017. 

€ 1.32 M

in funding


Family members benefiting from more affordable medical food for their children