National fortification of staple foods can make a significant contribution to micronutrient intake of South African adults.

@article{Steyn2008NationalFO,
  title={National fortification of staple foods can make a significant contribution to micronutrient intake of South African adults.},
  author={Nelia Patricia Steyn and Petro Wolmarans and Johanna Helena Nel and Lesley T Bourne},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={307-13}
}
BACKGROUND A national survey found that micronutrient deficiencies are prevalent in South African children, particularly calcium, iron, zinc, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin A, E and C. Mandatory fortification of maize meal and wheat flour were introduced in 2003 to combat some of the deficiencies found in children. To date however, there has not been a national survey on dietary intake in adults. OBJECTIVES The main objectives of this study were to evaluate the micronutrient… CONTINUE READING

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