Summary Documents Highlight Evidence for Food Fortification


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Top Photo Credit: Edea @ Flickr Creative Commons. Photo taken in Cameroon where the national, mandatory wheat flour fortification program led to an improvement in iron, zinc, folate, and vitamin B12 status among women and children in urban areas.

Fortifying flour with iron shows that fortification is effective when three conditions are met:

  • Programs are well implemented and monitored
  • Coverage and consumption are optimized
  • Nutrient compounds are added at recommended concentrations

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