Nutrition

Use of multiple micronutrient powders for home fortification of foods consumed by infants and children 6–23 months of age

Guideline

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World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 30
Publication date: 2011
Languages: Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
ISBN: 978 92 4 150204 7

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Overview

This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on the use of multiple micronutrient powders for home fortification of foods consumed by infants and young children 6–23 months of age.

The guideline will help Member States and their partners in their efforts to make informed decisions on the appropriate nutrition actions to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, in particular the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger (MDG 1) and reduction of child mortality (MDG 4). This document is intended for a wide audience including governments and scientists involved in the design and implementation of micronutrient programmes as public health interventions.

Evidence

De-Regil LM et al. Home fortification of foods with multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under two years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD008959. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008959.pub2.

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