Fortification of School Meals

  • Malavika Vinod KumarEmail author
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


Multiple micronutrient deficiencies exist in the poor in developing countries with the women and children being the most vulnerable. In children, one way to address this problem is through fortification of school meals. Two school meal fortification studies are discussed here, one using ferrous glycine phosphate and riboflavin as the fortificants and another study using a multiple micronutrient food fortificant.


Fortification School meals Children Multiple micronutrient food fortificant Micronutrient deficiencies 



Tables 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3 were published in the Food and nutrition bulletin from the study “Efficacy of fortification of school meals with ferrous glycine phosphate and riboflavin against anemia and angular stomatitis in schoolchildren” by Malavika Vinod Kumar and Rajagopalan S, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 30, no. 3 © 2009, The United Nations University, pages 260–264.

Tables 13.4, 13.5, 13.6, 13.7, and 13.8 were published in the Food and nutrition bulletin from the study “Impact of a multiple-micronutrient food supplement on the nutritional status of schoolchildren” by Malavika Vinod Kumar and Rajagopalan S, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 27, no. 3 © 2006, The United Nations University, pages 203–210.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sundar Serendipity FoundationChennaiIndia

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