Lucy Liu Wants You! (to Help Combat Infant Anemia)

Lucy Liu is helping needy kids play catch-up on the nutrition front—thanks to a certain ketchup king.

Interviewed on The Ask MomRN Show, the Charlie’s Angels stunner chats about teaming up with Heinz’s Mictronutrient Campaign, which combats the threat of iron-deficiency anemia and vitamin and mineral malnutrition among infants and children in developing nations.

"The main thing here is word of mouth," Lucy (above) tells us of getting with the program.

"The main thing here is word of mouth," Lucy (above) tells us of getting with the program.

“I’ve been working with UNICEF as an ambassador since 2004, and you don’t really know much when you start going to some of these charity events,” Lucy tells host Tamara Walker.

“But when you go into the field and on these missions and you meet these children and their parents and you go to these villages in these very remote areas located hours and hours outside of any main city, you really recognize the importance of nutrition for these children—and how hard it is for their parents to access it.

“This is a call to action for people to get on the Heinz website and check out their micronutrient program,” Lucy, who recently opened on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, continues.

“They initially started in India, China and Bangladesh and now they’re expanding into North America and Africa.”

The World Health Organization estimates that two billion people are iron deficient. Most of the children among them also lack other essential vitamins and minerals in their daily diet, which are necessary for healthy growth and development.

So Heinz has been busy making packets of vitamin and mineral (or micronutrient) powders to at-risk kids around the world.

If you’d like to heed Lucy’s advice and find out how you can help, click here.

To hear Lucy’s full interview, click here.

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