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The Role of Food Fortification in Addressing Iron Deficiency in Infants and Young Children.
World Rev Nutr Diet. 2016; 115:211-23.WR

Abstract

Iron deficiency, one of the most widespread nutritional disorders, affects millions of people in emerging economies and, increasingly, in industrialized countries. Due to the high iron requirements during growth and development, infants and young children are among those most severely affected by iron deficiency. Iron deficiency that occurs during the critical phases of early life development has long-lasting health consequences that are reflected in increased risk of disease, reduced economic productivity and premature death, underscoring the importance of infants and young children as a key target group for addressing iron deficiency. This chapter focuses on the use of fortified foods as a cost-effective mechanism to address iron deficiency in this particularly vulnerable subpopulation. Nutritional policies that include food fortification need to be implemented within the context of effective public-private partnerships in order to address the fundamental mechanisms of accessibility, affordability and availability of nutritious food items for those in the lowest socio-economic strata.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27198518

Citation

Spieldenner, Jörg. "The Role of Food Fortification in Addressing Iron Deficiency in Infants and Young Children." World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 115, 2016, pp. 211-23.
Spieldenner J. The Role of Food Fortification in Addressing Iron Deficiency in Infants and Young Children. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2016;115:211-23.
Spieldenner, J. (2016). The Role of Food Fortification in Addressing Iron Deficiency in Infants and Young Children. World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115, 211-23. https://doi.org/10.1159/000442107
Spieldenner J. The Role of Food Fortification in Addressing Iron Deficiency in Infants and Young Children. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2016;115:211-23. PubMed PMID: 27198518.
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