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Iodised salt and iodine supplements for prenatal and postnatal growth: a rapid scoping of existing systematic reviews
J. Farebrother; C.E. Naude; L. Nicol / Nutrition Journal 2015
Iodine deficiency can adversely affect child development including stunted growth. However, the effect of iodine supplementation or fortification on prenatal and postnatal growth in children (<18 years) is unclear. The poten...
Food sources of energy and nutrients in the diets of infants and toddlers in urban areas of China, based on one 24-hour dietary recall
H. Wang; L. Denney; Y. Zheng / BMC Nutrition 2015
Food sources of nutrients in young children in China have been little investigated. The objective of this study was to understand feeding patterns of young children through an analysis of food sources of energy and nutrients in the di...
Vitamin A supplementation programmes are missing children from scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. New evidence from India
V.M. Aguayo; N. Badgaiyan; J.H. Rah / BMC Nutrition 2015
Surveys have indicated that 62 % of preschool-age Indian children suffer from sub-clinical vitamin A deficiency (VAD), with a threefold higher prevalence of severe forms of VAD among children from schedule castes (SC) or schedule trib...
Food fortification for a smarter healthier more productive world
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition 2015
More than two billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiency,  otherwise known as hidden hunger. Hidden hunger is a lack of the vital micronutrients needed to live a health life. Hidden hunger is different from hunger in tha...
Focus on families and culture: a guide for conducting a participatory assessment on maternal and child nutrition
J. Aubel; A. Rychtarik / US Agency for International Development 2015
This guide is a user-friendly guide for programme managers and planners for conducting a Maternal Child Health and Nutrition assessment to investigate intra-household roles and influence.  The guide introduces a holistic, or...
Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements, Regardless of Their Zinc Content, Increase Growth and Reduce the Prevalence of Stunting and Wasting in Young Burkinabe Children: A Cluster-Randomized Trial
S. Hess; S. Abbeddou; E Yakes Jimenez / PLoS ONE 2015
Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) are promising home fortification products, but the optimal zinc level needed to improve growth and reduce morbidity is uncertain. This study aims to assess the impact of ...
Feeding interventions for improving the physical and psychosocial health of disadvantaged children aged three months to five years: Protocol for a Systematic Review
The Campbell Collaboration 2013
Feeding programs for preschool-aged children are intended to help address the single biggest cause of the global burden of disease: undernutrition. The intervention of interest concerns provision of energy (with nutrients/ micronutrie...
Effects of a multi-micronutrient-fortified beverage, with and without sugar, on growth and cognition in South African schoolchildren: a randomised, double-blind, controlled intervention
British Journal of Nutrition 2013
The most recent South African National Food Consumption Survey-Fortification Baseline (NFCS-FB) in 2005 reported that almost 14% of South African children aged 1–5 years were vitamin A deficient (serum retinol (SR) concentration...
Treatment response to standard of care for severe anemia in pregnant women and effect of multivitamins and enhanced anthelminthics
P. Christian; F. Shahid; A. Rizvi / American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009
Severe anemia (hemoglobin, 70 g/L) in pregnancy may increase the risk of maternal and perinatal mortality. In this study, response to standard treatment with high-dose iron–folic acid was assessed for 90 d and single-dose...
Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age
A. Imdad; K. Herzer; E. Mayo-Wilson / Cochrane Library 2010
Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a major public health problem in low and middle income countries affecting 190 million children under 5 years of age. VAD pre-disposes children to increased risk of a range of problems, including respirat...
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