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Published on August 13, 2008

Author: ifpri

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IFPRI-Cornell University study shows
effective way to reduce micronutrient
deficiencies in developing countries.

A Sprinkle a Day Keeps Anemia at Bay IFPRI-Cornell University study shows effective way to reduce micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries Thursday, June 4, 2009

Micronutrient malnutrition: A global problem Deficiencies in iron and other micronutrients cause: poor health premature death impaired mental and physical development © 2002 Michael Rubinstein

Deficiencies in iron and

other micronutrients

cause:

poor health

premature death

impaired mental and physical development

The most widespread micronutrient deficiency in the world Children aged six to 24 months are most vulnerable to suffering from iron-deficiency anemia © 1997 Alison Slack/IFPRI

Children aged six to

24 months are most

vulnerable to suffering

from iron-deficiency

anemia

Iron-deficiency anemia In Haiti, two-thirds of children under three are anemic © 2002 Cornelia Loechl

In Haiti, two-thirds

of children under

three are anemic

Sprinkles study in Haiti Sprinkles, a nutritional supplement that can be added to children’s food, can dramatically reduce anemia © 2002 Cornelia Loechl

Sprinkles, a nutritional

supplement that can

be added to children’s

food, can dramatically

reduce anemia

Micronutrient Sprinkles reduced anemia by more than half among poor children Based on a study of children, aged 9- to 24-months, enrolled in a food aid program in rural Haiti.

Study shows major potential for food aid Sprinkles are effective in reducing anemia as part of fortified food aid programs © 2005 Cornelia Loechl

Sprinkles are

effective in

reducing anemia

as part of fortified

food aid programs

Sprinkles—effective, practical, and inexpensive Simply add to food Each child gets one packet per day Tasteless, odorless, and do not change the color of food

Simply add to food

Each child gets one

packet per day

Tasteless, odorless,

and do not change

the color of food

Facts about Sprinkles Cost 3-5 cents per packet Each packet contains 12.5 milligrams of iron, plus other micronutrients Easy to store, transport, and distribute

Cost 3-5 cents per packet

Each packet contains

12.5 milligrams of iron,

plus other micronutrients

Easy to store,

transport, and distribute

Combating micronutrient deficiencies across the globe Sprinkles have improved the health and well- being of poor children in other countries, such as Bangladesh, Ghana, and Indonesia

Sprinkles have improved

the health and well-

being of poor children

in other countries,

such as Bangladesh,

Ghana, and Indonesia

Policy implications/recommendations Fortified food aid is often insufficient to prevent anemia, even when combined with iron-rich foods Food aid for young children should include a supplement such as Sprinkles

Fortified food aid is often

insufficient to prevent anemia, even

when combined with iron-rich foods

Food aid for young children should

include a supplement such as Sprinkles

Policy implications/recommendations Integrating Sprinkles into existing food aid programs is highly feasible Sprinkles can be used effectively in the home—mothers love them

Integrating Sprinkles into existing

food aid programs is highly feasible

Sprinkles can be used effectively in

the home—mothers love them

Micronutrient Sprinkles One of the most promising innovations in nutrition today © 2003 Cornelia Loechl

One of the most

promising innovations

in nutrition today

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