Home-fortification with iron and zinc sprinkles or iron sprinkles alone successfully treats anemia in infants and young children.

@article{Zlotkin2003HomefortificationWI,
  title={Home-fortification with iron and zinc sprinkles or iron sprinkles alone successfully treats anemia in infants and young children.},
  author={Stanley Howard Zlotkin and Paul Longley Arthur and Claudia Schauer and Kojo Yeboah Antwi and G. C. H. Yeung and Ana V. Piekarz},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={1075-80}
}
Although iron deficiency is the most common single-nutrient deficiency in infants and children, other deficiencies may develop concurrently, including zinc deficiency. In previous studies, we used home-fortification with "Sprinkles," single-serve sachets containing microencapsulated ferrous fumarate added to weaning foods, to successfully treat anemia. This mode of micronutrient delivery is amenable to the delivery of other micronutrients. However, the relative efficacy of multiple… CONTINUE READING

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