Title:Helen Keller International: Improving Nutrition Through Food Fortification
Helen Keller International is an NGO dedicated to reducing malnutrition worldwide through the practice of fortifying staple foods and by providing communities and families with more nutritious foods to grow, thus enabling millions of people to lead healthier lives. For more information, see http://www.hki.org. – PowerPoint PPT presentation
Title: Helen Keller International: Improving Nutrition Through Food Fortification
1 Helen Keller International
Improving Nutrition Through Food Fortification
July 2010 2 Micronutrient Deficiencies and Food Fortification
The practice of fortifying staple foods which is commonplace in industrialized countries has not yet taken hold everywhere.
Micronutrient deficiencies are responsible for widespread health problems in the developing world.
Anemia alone is a critical health issue for some two billion people or one third of the worlds total population.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies cause premature death and disability in many parts of the world.
3 Nearly 10000 Children Under 5 Die Every Day Because of Malnutrition HKI/Wendy Lee 4 Helen Keller International Food Fortification Helps Save Lives
HKIs Food Fortification programs provide communities and families with more nutritious foods enabling people to lead healthier lives.
We collaborate with partners on large-scale efforts to fortify cooking ingredients with essential vitamins and minerals.
We develop channels to distribute fortificants that can be used in home such as Sprinkles and PlumpyNut.
We promote fortified products to targeted populations through extensive social marketing campaigns.
5 HKIs Food Fortification Programs Help Save Lives 6 Large-Scale Food Fortification Supplies Essential Nutrients
HKI collaborates with partners on large-scale efforts to fortify essential foods. Our efforts include
Fortifying cooking oil with Vitamin A. This initiative aims to reach 70 of the population of West Africa or 60 million people by the end of 2010.
Fortifying wheat flour a staple food with folic acid and iron which helps combat birth defects and iron deficiency.
7 HKIs Work Results in Fortifying Cooking Oil with Vitamin A 8 HKI Helps Control Micronutrient Deficiencies with In-Home Solutions
HKI develops effective and inexpensive in-home solutions for families to fortify their own meals.
Sprinkles This fortificant contains multiple micronutrients that can be added to home-cooked meals on a daily basis effectively reducing anemia in women and children. In Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami HKI distributed Sprinkles to 200000 children.
Iron supplementation to combat anemia HKI provides supplements to pregnant women.
Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) such as PlumpyNut are nutrient-rich pastes to treat severe malnutrition.
9 HKI Helped Victims of the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia by Distributing Sprinkles 10 HKI Popularizes Healthy Foods with Social Marketing 11 Help Helen Keller International Save Sight Lives Donate Today! HKI/Carol Stein
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