Effects of a large-scale micronutrient powder and young child feeding education program on the micronutrient status of children 6–24 months of age in the Kyrgyz Republic

@article{Serdula2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a large-scale micronutrient powder and young child feeding education program on the micronutrient status of children 6–24 months of age in the Kyrgyz Republic},
  author={Mary K. Serdula and Elizabeth B Lundeen and Erin K Nichols and Cholpon Imanalieva and M Minbaev and T Mamyrbaeva and Arnold Timmer and Nancy Jennings Aburto},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={703-707}
}
Background/Objectives:To combat iron and other micronutrient deficiencies, the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic launched a regional Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) program in 2009, which included promotion of home fortification with micronutrient powder (MNP) containing iron (12.5 mg elemental iron), vitamin A (300 μg) and other micronutrients. Every 2 months children aged 6–24 months were provided 30 sachets to be taken on a flexible schedule. The objective was to assess… CONTINUE READING
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