Chilean Experience with Fortified Children’s Formulas

  • Fernando Monckeberg
  • C. O. Chichester
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 105)


In southern Latin America, as well as in other regions of the world where serious malnutrition exists, the problem is particularly acute among infants and preschool children. In Chile, in 1968, almost 30% of the children less than one year old showed some degree of malnutrition. This percentage increased gradually with age; by six years, almost 60% of the children were malnourished.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Monckeberg
    • 1
  • C. O. Chichester
    • 2
  1. 1.Departmento de Nutricion y Tecnologia de los AlimentosUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Department of Food and Resource ChemistryUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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