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Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches

Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches

Edited by B Thompson, L Amoroso

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Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches

Micronutrient deficiency affects more than two billion people in the world today, contributing to the vicious cycle of malnutrition and underdevelopment. Micronutrient deficiencies have long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity. Food-based approaches, which include food production, dietary diversification and food fortification, are sustainable strategies for improving the micronutrient status of populations. This book focuses on practical, sustainable actions for overcoming micronutrient deficiencies through increased access to, and consumption of, adequate quantities and an appropriate variety of safe, good-quality food.


Policymakers, agronomists, food and nutrition security planners, and health workers.

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Author Edited by B Thompson, L Amoroso
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 432 Pages
ISBN 9781845937140
Publication date Nov-10
Book Type Hardcover





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Introductory Chapter

1. Strategies for preventing multi-micronutrient deficiencies: a review of experiences with food-based approaches in developing countries, by R. S. Gibson

2. Addressing micronutrient malnutrition to achieve nutrition security, by P. Shetty

3. Agricultural interventions and nutrition: lessons from the past and new evidence, by M. Arimond, C. Hawkes, M. T. Ruel, Z. Sifri, P. R. Berti, J. L. Leroy, J. W. Low, L. R. Brown, and E. A. Frongillo

4. A 3year cohort study to assess the impact of an integrated food- and livelihood-based model on undernutrition in rural western Kenya, by J. Fanzo, R. Remans, P. M. Pronyk, J. Negin, J. Wariero, P. Mutuo, J. Masira, W. Diru, E. Lelerai, D. Kim, B. Nemser, M. Muñiz, C. Palm, P. Sanchez, S Ehrlich Sachs and J. D. Sachs

5. Food-based, low-cost strategies to combat micronutrient deficiencies: evidence-based interventions in Lesotho and Malawi by J. M. Aphane, N. Pilime, and N. J. Saronga

6. Animal source foods as a food-based approach to address nutrient deficiencies and functional outcomes: a study among Kenyan schoolchildren, by C. G. Neumann, N. O. Bwibo, C. A. Gewa and N. Drorbaugh

7. Small animal revolving funds: an innovative programming model to increase access to and consumption of animal source foods by rural households in Malawi, by A. C. MacDonald, B. J. Main, R. H. Namarika, M. E. Yiannakis and A. M Mildon

8. Aquaculture's role in improving food and nutrition security, by B. Thompson and R. Subasinghe

9. A home gardening approach developed in South Africa to address vitamin A deficiency, by M. Faber and S. Laurie

10. AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center's approach to alleviate malnutrition, by M. L. Chadha, L. M. Engle, J. d'A. Hughes, D. R. Ledesma and K. M. Weinberger

11. Introducing vegetables into the India Mid-Day Meal Programme (MDM): the potential for dietary change, by E. Muehlhoff, R. Ramana, H. Gopalan and P. Ramachandran

12. Developing micronutrient-rich snacks for pre-conception and antenatal health: the Mumbai Maternal Nutrition Project (MMNP), by D. Shivashankaran, S. Gurumurthy, S. H. Kehoe, P. S. Chheda, B. M. Margetts, P. Muley-Lotankar, A. Agarwal, N. Brown, S. A. Sahariah, V. Taskar, C. H. D. Fall and R. D. Potdar

13. Approaches and lessons learned for promoting dietary improvement in Pohnpei, Micronesia, by L. Englberger, A. Lorens, M. Pretrick, B. Raynor, J. Currie, A. Corsi, L. Kaufer, R. I. Naik, R. Spegal and H. V. Kuhnlein

14. A food systems approach to increase dietary zinc intake in Bangladesh based on an analysis of diet, rice production and processing, by A. B. Mayer, M. C. Latham, J. M. Duxbury, N. Hassan and E. A. Frongillo

15. Combating iron deficiency: food-based approaches, by B. Thompson

16. Human micronutrient deficiencies: linkages with micronutrient deficiencies in soils, crops and animal nutrition, by M. Nubé and R. L. Voortman

17. Nationwide supplementation of sodium selenate to commercial fertilizers. History and 20-year results from the Finnish selenium monitoring programme, by G. Alfthan, P. Aspila, P. Ekholm, M. Eurola, H. Hartikainen, H. Hero, V. Hietaniemi, T. Root, P. Salminen, E.-R Venäläinen, and A. Aro

18. Leaf concentrate and other benefits of leaf fractionation, by M. N. G. Davys, F.-C Richardier, D. Kennedy, O. de Mathan, S. M. Collin, J. Subtil, E. Bertin and M. J. Davys

19. Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs): a methodology for conducting economic studies of food-based interventions such as biofortification, by A. Pérez Suárez

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