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Provitamin A (PVA) maize: Effect on dark adaptation and breast milk retinol in rural Zambia

Objectives In separate randomized trials, we assessed whether regular consumption of PVAmaize would increase 1) pupillary responsiveness (PR), a functional indicator of VA status, in children, and 2) breast milk retinol concentration (BMRC) in lactating women. Methods Children (4-8 y; n=542) received either PVA-maize or white-maize (2 meals/d, 6 d/wk for 6 m). PR, an …

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Methods for modelling the consumption of iodized salt through processed foods and condiments and implications for USI programming

Objectives To model the potential contribution of iodized salt through the consumption of key processed foods in order to improve monitoring of universal salt iodization programs. Method The formula to model intakes used was: ‘quantity of salt in food x expected salt iodine level x average daily per capita consumption’. In order to select appropriate …

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Efficacy of high zinc-biofortified wheat consumption in improvement of micronutrient status, and prevention of morbidity among preschool children (aged 4-6 years) and women of child bearing age – a double masked, randomized, controlled trial

Objectives To evaluate the efficacy of zinc biofortified wheat flour on the morbidity, micronutrient status, acute phase markers and growth among children aged 4-6 years and women aged 15-49 years in Delhi, India. Methods In a community based double-masked randomized controlled trial 6000 subjects (WRA-3000 and Children-3000) were enrolled and randomly allocated to receive either …

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Impact of provitamin A biofortified maize consumption on carotenoid status of Zambian children

Objectives Provitamin A carotenoid biofortified “orange” maize has been developed as a vitamin A deficiency control strategy using selective breeding for the ß-carotene hydroxylase 1 gene, which increases ß-carotene, ß-cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin in the endosperm. We conducted a cluster-randomized trial to test the impact of orange maize consumption (a predominantly ß-carotene-rich variety) on serum retinol …

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Retention of zinc in biofortified rice and maize during processing and cooking

Objectives Rice and maize are two stable crops commonly consumed in Latin America where zinc deficiency is common. Improved biofortified varieties contain higher levels of zinc, but not much is known about the effect on zinc retention or on phytate reduction when using these crops in common recipes. Therefore we studied the effect of polishing …

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Intensive community efforts to enhance the coverage of ORS & zinc use rates anddiarrhoeacare practices in India: The caseof Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) under National Health Mission

Objectives 1. To detail the strategies for scale up of zinc and ORS use rates in India2. To describe processes involved in this large scale yearly campaign in terms of logistics, capacity building, community mobilization, monitoring and resource utilization.3. To share outcome of the campaign and lessons learnt. Methods The paper is a descriptive one, …

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Improved child care practices though Mencare Fatherhood Programme in Tea Estates by World Vision Lanka-Ambagamuwa ADP

Objectives To promote men’s involvement in child well-being practices as gender equitable caregivers and to end violence against women and children Methods MenCare groups are formed and trained based on modules.MenCare campaign is conducted to create awareness among the whole community on aspects of fatherhood Workshop is conducted for the couples Monitoring systems Results Pick-up …

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Starting young incorporating local pulses in the menus of childcare centers in Saskatoon: a pilot project

Objectives The study evaluated the acceptability and feasibility of a pulse based nutrition education interventiontitled a ‘Pulse Discovery Tool Kit’, in young children. The kit was designed to promote healthy eating habits in childcare centers by encouraging incorporation and consumption of pulse-based food products at an early age. Methods A pre-post 12 week intervention design …

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Iron content in groundwater associated with anemia among children 6-37 months in rural Bangladesh

Objectives Elevated iron content in groundwater has been cited as a significant dietary iron source. We explored this in order to further understand the etiology of anemia among children in the Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition (FAARM) population. Methods We used baseline data from the FAARM cluster randomized trial (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02505711). Data were collected …

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