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Sprinkles Nutrition

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IFPRI-Cornell University study shows …

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

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  • I wonder if these could be also used with the elderly. My 77 lb. mother is unable to maintain her weight. She’s always been small, but she eats little and has for a few years now. She refuses to drink nutritional supplements because she just can't ingest that much. I give her B12 shots but she has no energy/stamina.
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  • 1. 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
  • 2. Micronutrient malnutrition: A global problem
    • Deficiencies in iron and
    • other micronutrients
    • cause:
    • poor health
    • premature death
    • impaired mental and physical development
    © 2002 Michael Rubinstein
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Iron-deficiency anemia
    • In Haiti, two-thirds
    • of children under
    • three are anemic
    © 2002 Cornelia Loechl
  • 5. Sprinkles study in Haiti
    • Sprinkles, a nutritional
    • supplement that can
    • be added to children’s
    • food, can dramatically
    • reduce anemia
    © 2002 Cornelia Loechl
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Study shows major potential for food aid
    • Sprinkles are
    • effective in
    • reducing anemia
    • as part of fortified
    • food aid programs
    © 2005 Cornelia Loechl
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Policy implications/recommendations
    • Integrating Sprinkles into existing
    • food aid programs is highly feasible
    • Sprinkles can be used effectively in
    • the home—mothers love them
  • 13. Micronutrient Sprinkles
    • One of the most
    • promising innovations
    • in nutrition today
    © 2003 Cornelia Loechl