Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre (SWDC) runs a nutrition program for women in order to improve their knowledge of both health and nutrition for both themselves and their families. The programme also provides nutritious free lunches for all the workers within SWDC, this has shown an improvement in health, reduced illness and sick days, and improved safety within the workforce. It also reduces living costs for families, which is vital, as many of SWDCs workers are the poorest in the region.
All food provided through the nutrition programme us bought or grown locally in SWDCs fish farm and vegetable gardens, by cooks who have been trained on site. Up to 80 women have benefited from the programme each year.