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New Study Supports the Use of Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but it is also a time of increased nutritional needs as the body works to support the growing fetus. Unfortunately, many women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) struggle to meet these needs, leading to micronutrient deficiencies that can have serious consequences for both mother and baby. […]

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Press Release: Shawn Baker Appointed Vice-Chair of the Micronutrient Forum’s Board of Directors

Download a PDF Version Here Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2023) – The Micronutrient Forum, a global platform dedicated to improving micronutrient health worldwide, is pleased to announce it has appointed Shawn K. Baker as the Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors. Baker is currently the Chief Program Officer at Helen Keller Intl, a global organization

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Improving Maternal Nutrition: Collective Statement of Support to scale MMS

Read the Statement Click Here to Sign On We are pleased to share a collective statement on multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS). In this statement, global experts and practitioners working in the area of maternal and child health urge immediate action to ensure mothers are reached with improved prenatal vitamins MMS while strengthening access and supporting

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What’s in a number? Zinc deficiency cut-offs and bringing the micronutrient data community together

By Mari S. Manger, PhD, Christine McDonald, ScD, Megan Bourassa, PhD Adequate intake of zinc, an essential mineral, is critical for proper immune function, reproductive health, and children’s growth and development. Children under 5 years old who do not get enough zinc are at significantly higher risk of diarrhea and other infectious diseases.  Today, available

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Global and Regional Stakeholder Consultations Informing DInA Priorities

More than three billion people – almost 40% of the global population – lack access to healthy foods, resulting in inadequate micronutrient intakes, causing a broad array of adverse health and development outcomes. Today, as many nations struggle with unprecedented rises in food prices, healthy and nutrient-rich diets are increasingly out of reach for millions

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HMHB Consortium Launches a New MMS Advocacy Toolkit to Accelerate National Actions and Improve Maternal Nutrition

By Lotte Hulsbergen and Martin Mwangi, Ph.D.  Today, millions of women in vulnerable contexts worldwide lack access to nutritious diets and essential healthcare services, especially during pregnancy, leading to widespread micronutrient deficiencies which have significant consequences for both mother and child. Poor maternal nutrition can lead to babies being born too small and too soon,

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Nutrition Under Siege, Again.

The war in Ukraine threatens mothers and children globally.     In 1932-1933 Stalin’s Russia used a horrific weapon on the people of Ukraine: man-made hunger. Rejection of outside aid, confiscation of all household foods and grains, and restriction of population movement created an unprecedented famine that killed millions of Ukrainians: The Holodomor.  Fast forward

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For Mothers and Children, the COVID-19 Nutrition Disruption Could Impact a Generation

As a part of the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center’s series, this podcast features Dr. Saskia Osendarp, Executive Director of Micronutrient Forum and Co-convenor of Standing Together for Nutrition. She discusses how COVID-19 is having a far-reaching impact on the food system and malnutrition among mothers and children in particular leading to poor health

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New Study on Benefits of Fortified Food Supplement Sachets for Young Children

Findings from a new study from researchers, Dewey et al., at the University of California, Davis, based on an analysis combining data from 14 trials, were published in a series of four papers in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, demonstrating the benefits of fortified food supplements in a small sachet for young children. The

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