Improving Global Health One Fish at a Time.
Imagine a world without iron deficiency - all made possible by the Lucky Iron Fish. Interview with Dr.Gavin Armstrong
Improving Global Health
One Fish at a Time
Recently on Stepright with Lynn, Lynn Whetham had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Gavin Armstrong, the founder and president of Lucky Iron Fish. With a a unique global initiative, this Canadian company has a social purpose and operates right next door in Guelph, Ontario. In this episode, Dr. Armstrong and Lynn talk about the impact that the Lucky Iron Fish has on malnutrition and iron deficiency around the world. Iron deficiency affects nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide, but with one small fish all of this can be changed.
Tune into Episode 4 of Stepright with Lynn to hear first hand from the Lucky Iron Fish president and founder Dr. Gavin Armstrong:
Episode 4: Stepright With Lynn - Lucky Iron Fish
A piece of iron molded into the shape of a fish
This fish, a symbol of hope and good luck, is saving lives in countries where a well balanced diet is hard to come by. The Lucky Iron Fish is a safe effective way to add iron to your diet. One Lucky Iron Fish can provide an entire family with up to 90% of their daily iron intake for up to five years. Each fish is made up of a particular type of iron called natural ferrous which is easily absorbed by the body. To release the iron the fish is placed in boiling water for 10 minutes. It can be used for drinking water or be cooked in soups or stews.
Lucky Iron Fish is committed to doing business in a socially and environmentally responsible way and as a result has become a B-Corp certified company. They carry this out by hiring local staff, using recycled and biodegradable materials, and supporting like-minded businesses and organizations.
Dr. Gavin Armstrong, Lucky Iron Fish President & CEO
Dr. Gavin Armstrong is the founder, president and CEO of Lucky Iron Fish. In 2016, he was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Social Entrepreneur category. Gavin is also the first Canadian to receive the William J. Clinton Award for international work against hunger, and is the first recipient of the international Michaelle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award. In 2015, Gavin was featured as one of the seventeen 'Rising Social Entrepreneurs' of the year in Conscious Company Magazine. Gavin holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and a PhD in biomedical science both from the University of Guelph.
Making a Global Change
Every time a Lucky Iron Fish is purchased, a portion of the proceeds is used to distribute fish to communities in need. Each year the company is able to donate thousands of fish across the globe.
It is their mission to put a fish in every pot. You can help make this possible by purchasing a fish of your very own. Visit the WEBSITE below:
Lucky Iron Fish, Guelph Ontario
Lynn Whetham, CFP