The goal of this study was to develop and test two methods of quantitative dietary assessment that are less technically challenging and less expensive to implement than the standard 24HR dietary recall procedure, but still capable of identifying nutrient gaps with acceptable precision.
In this series, GAIN outlines the evidence for the four most common workforce nutrition interventions: healthy food at work; nutrition education; nutrition-focused health checks; and breastfeeding support. Each evidence brief outlines the possible interventions, reviews the literature to date, suggests best practices, and showcases success stories from front-runner businesses in the specific intervention area.
The objective of this study was to examine knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of mothers and fathers of young children, as well as program stakeholders in Vietnam, toward a logo developed for the national fortification program.
This study evaluated the sustainability of market-based community distribution of micronutrient powders (Sprinkles®, Hexagon Nutrition, Mumbai, India) among pre-school children in Kenya.
The objective of this study was to determine the feasibility of distributing micronutrient powders (MNP) for home fortification during biannual Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Week (MNCHW) events, as a strategy to improve young child nutrition.
Micronutrient powders (MNP) are recommended by the World Health Organization as an effective intervention to address anaemia in children. A formative process evaluation was conducted to assess the viability of a model using free vouchers in two districts of Mozambique to deliver MNP and motivate adherence to recommendations regarding its use.
This chapter reveals that the Senegal food fortification program has made significant progress within a relatively short period of time. The food fortification program in Senegal is contributing positively to micronutrient intake and is likely to be reducing deficiencies.
This chapter aims to capture lessons learned from both public and private sector experiences and will discuss key determinants of demand and consumption of fortified foods, illustrated with examples from the field and lessons learned on what worked and what has not worked.
This chapter describes the recommendations and norms guiding current policies and programs to address undernutrition, the existence of policies and programs in low- and middle- income countries, some of their strengths and challenges, and provides examples of how better generation and use of information could accelerate progress in nutrition.
Food fortification is a cost-effective strategy for addressing demonstrated nutrient deficiencies in the contexts of a combination of marginal diets, vulnerable population segments, and other drivers of deficiency. In this chapter, we present and discuss issues pertaining to the development of national strategies to prevent and control micronutrient deficiency, with specific focus on the role of food fortification.