Ensuring micronutrient adequacy for vulnerable groups around the world: the role of food supplements

The importance of appropriate nutrition interventions to improve child health and development and good nutrition in utero has far-reaching implications for a nation’s economic development and the chance for people to prosper. Governments and health professionals already recognise the need for the use of food supplements in certain targeted population groups. However, significant proportions of the general population are failing to achieve adequate intakes of several micronutrients. A key objective of this publication is to promote better awareness of the potential role of food supplements in supporting a varied and balanced diet and to help improve the nutritional status of populations around the world.


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