Nutrition education about the contribution of micronutrient fortification of cereal products to public health
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Author: Beizadea, Elena
Micronutrient malnutrition, especially vitamin A deficiency, iodine deficiency disorders and iron deficiency anemia, is a serious public health problem, affecting millions of people. Of the four methods used to reduce micronutrient malnutrition - diet diversification, food fortification, medicinal supplements and disease control - the first two are food based. Manu micronutrient programs rely too heavily on health interventions and do not fully exploit the potential of food-based actions. [ENG].