There is an important and potentially severe health and nutrition impact resulting from economic crises that are erupting around the globe, which are especially affecting the quality of diets.
Such impacts can cause a disadvantage for the neuro-intellectual and physical development of an entire generation.
Surveillance of changes in micronutrient status offers a sensitive means of tracking health and nutrition crises.
Tracking mothers’ body mass index measurements at a population level reflects changes in food consumption better than measurements of changes in underweight children.
Childhood anemia levels (reflecting iron deficiency) and maternal night blindness (reflecting vitamin A deficiency) are sensitive indicators of a change in intake of micronutrient-rich, more expensive foods.
- Gross Domestic Product
- Iron Deficiency
- International Monetary Fund
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Micronutrient Deficiency
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Bloem, M.W., De Pee, S., Darnton-Hill, I. (2005). Micronutrient Deficiencies and Maternal Thinness. In: Bendich, A., Deckelbaum, R.J. (eds) Preventive Nutrition. Nutrition and Health. Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-880-9_27
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