Navyn Salem This mom is changing the world, one little peanut at a time


In 2007 Navyn Salem set out to help end the silent crisis of malnutrition for over 250 million children around the world. She first set up a Plumpy’Nut factory in Tanzania, her father’s home country. In 2009 she founded Edesia, a U.S. non-profit food aid manufacturer, to further the reach of lifesaving ready-to-use foods worldwide. Edesia’s factory in North Kingstown, RI now produces a range of fortified, peanut-based products to help UNICEF, the World Food Programme, USAID, and other NGOs working in emergency and conflict zones treat and prevent malnutrition.

Since production began in March 2010, Edesia has reached over 8 million children in 55 countries.


EY "Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award winner in the New England region"

NK Chamber of Commerce “Non-profit of the Year” (2018)

NE Council’s “New Englander of the Year” (2017)

Bryant University’s “NE Business Woman of the Year” (2012)

Hebrew Union College's “Humanitarian of the Year” (2012)


Curry College (2018)

Providence College (2017)

Bryant University (2014)

Boston College (2012)

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Heidi Reed / hreed@edesianutrition.org / 401.871.1263

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