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Targeting Pregnant and Lactating Women and Young Children with Fortified Foods

  • Saskia J. M. Osendarp
  • Lynnette M. NeufeldEmail author
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Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Abstract

Micronutrient deficiencies are highly prevalent among pregnant women, infants, and young children because of their high nutrient needs relative to energy intake. In resource poor setting, limited dietary diversity, particularly low consumption of micronutrient rich foods, and the effects of frequent infection on appetite, nutrient absorption, and nutrient losses exacerbate the problem of low intake.

Keywords

Birthweight Birth outcomes Targeted fortified foods Complementary foods Growth Development 

Abbreviations

CI

Confidence interval

cm

Centimeters

Hb

Hemoglobin

LAZ

Length for age Z-score

LBW

Low birth weight

LNS

Lipid-based nutritional supplements

mo

Months

OR

Odds ratio

RNI

Recommended nutrient intakes

WAZ

Weight for age Z-score

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Micronutrient InitiativeOttawaCanada

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