A food-based approach introducing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes increased vitamin A intake and serum retinol concentrations in young children in rural Mozambique.

@article{Low2007AFA,
  title={A food-based approach introducing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes increased vitamin A intake and serum retinol concentrations in young children in rural Mozambique.},
  author={Jan W. Low and Mary Arimond and Nadia S Osman and Benedito Cunguara and Filipe Zano and David L. Tschirley},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 5},
  pages={1320-7}
}
Vitamin A deficiency is widespread and has severe consequences for young children in the developing world. Food-based approaches may be an appropriate and sustainable complement to supplementation programs. Orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) is rich in beta-carotene and is well accepted by young children. In an extremely resource poor area in Mozambique, the effectiveness of introduction of OFSP was assessed in an integrated agriculture and nutrition intervention, which aimed to increase… CONTINUE READING
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