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Sugar Fortification to End Vitamin a Deficiency in Southern and Eastern Africa

Micronutrient Initiative

Sugar Fortification to End Vitamin a Deficiency in Southern and Eastern Africa

Report of a Public-Private Dialogue (Micronutrient Initiative Series)

by Micronutrient Initiative

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Published by Intl Development Research .
Written in English

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    Open LibraryOL12220012M
    ISBN 101894217098
    ISBN 109781894217095
    OCLC/WorldCa43281934

    Results: Wheat flour is fortified with vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and iron. Maize meal, margarine, cooking oil and sugar are fortified with vitamin A. Margarine is also fortified with vitamin D. Salt is fortified with iodine. Vitamin A fortification and salt iodization have been prioritized in Nigeria and have been the focus of impact-evaluation File Size: KB. The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, yesterday, said that micro-nutrient deficiency remains a huge problem in the country despite its .

    In sub-Saharan Africa, sweetpotato is known as a food security crop but most varieties grown are high dry matter white-fleshed types, lacking beta-carotene. In , researchers recognized the potential of OFSP varieties to address widespread vitamin A deficiency in SSA using an integrated agriculture-nutrition by: The potential double-burden of vitamin A malnutrition: under- and overconsumption of fortified table sugar in the Guatemalan highlands Article in European journal of clinical nutrition 70(8.

    logo that would give identity to the fortified sugar and. Contents Special Issue on Long-Term Food-Based Approaches Toward Eliminating Vitamin A Deficiency in Africa Editors’ preface .. Control of vitamin A deficiency in Africa Vitamin A deficiency control programs in Eastern and Southern Africa: A UNICEF perspective —Arjan de. Vitamin A fortification of wheat flour: Considerations and current recommendations Abstract Background: Vitamin A deficiency is a major public health nutrition problem, affecting an estimated million preschool-aged children and 19 million pregnant and lactating women globally, and 83 million adolescents in Southeast Asia alone.


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Sugar Fortification to End Vitamin a Deficiency in Southern and Eastern Africa by Micronutrient Initiative Download PDF EPUB FB2

Besides household sugar, the other four ingredients in the premix. are retinyl palmitate (vitamin A beadlets), peanut oil, the antioxidant Ronoxan, and nitrogen. The standard combination ratio is kg of household sugar to 25 kg of retinyl palmitate.

and 2 liters of peanut oil. Cases of partial and total blindness resulting from severe vitamin A deficiency in association with protein-calorie malnutrition have been reported, often associated with high case-fatality rates. It may, therefore, be concluded that hypovitaminosis-A represents a public health problem in Cited by:   Starting in the early part of the 20th century, fortification was used to target specific health conditions: goitre with iodized salt; rickets with vitamin D-fortified milk; beriberi, pellagra and anaemia with B-vitamins and Fe-enriched cereals; more recently, in the USA, risk of pregnancy affected by neural-tube defects with folic acid-fortified cereals.

Fortification of sugar with vitamin A is one of the safest, most efficacious, and most cost-effective interventions to prevent and control vitamin A deficiency. This manual in which technical guidelines are presented to systematize and facilitate the establishment and execution of a vitamin A sugar fortification program is divided into three parts.

With vitamin A supplementation covering only a third of children under 5 years of age, fortification is essential to reduce their vitamin A deficiency-related disease burden. At present, the only widely consumed food in Uganda that is fortified with vitamin A is vegetable oil.

Manual for Sugar Fortification with Vitamin A - Part 1. Premix is added to sugar at the refinery; it is absolutely essential to follow correctly the procedures for adding the premix to sugar. This will ensure homogeneity and uniformity in the distribution of retinol in sugar.

Results indicate that significant quantities of vitamin A are received by the population through sugar consumption, which constitutes the main dietary source of the vitamin. Infortified sugar was the source of approximately half of the vitamin A intake of Guatemalan children between two and five years of Size: 23KB.

At the end of the audit, take five samples of fortified sugar for inspection by corroborating trials (see section C). Take a sample of the undiluted premix (50g) currently used for fortification, from the original container of the supplier. Write down the type of Vitamin A used in the premix as labeled in the container or the Fact Sheet.

Of the many approaches that have been taken thus far to control vitamin A deficiency, sugar fortification seems to be the most cost-effective method [2]. According to a UNICEF report on sugar fortification in Guatemala, the cost of fortification is about one-fifth of that of other interventions [3].

Sugar fortification with vitamin A has also been considered as a way of supplementing other sources of the vitamin in order to prevent and reduce problems associated with the deficiency of this vitamin.

Salt fortification with iodine continues to be implemented in all the Size: KB. Food fortification - A feasible, cost-effective option in the fight against vitamin a deficiency in South Africa to 14% in 25 with the cost of the sugar fortified with vitamin A being 2%. vitamin A deficiency in Eastern and Southern Africa not just because they’re rich in beta-carotene, but because they’re easy to grow and affordable to the average consumer.

Unlike Africa’s traditional white-yellow fleshed sweetpotatoes, VITAA varieties are rich in beta-carotene, a micronutrient that the body uses to produce vitamin A.

Vitamin A supplementation in South Africa: Time for reappraisal High-dose vitamin A supplementation (VAS) is one of the strategies to combat vitamin A deficiency and in the past was usually considered to be a short-term deficiency control measure. However, it is currently argued that vitamin A supplementation is a sustainable.

Assessment of a Portable Device to Quantify Vitamin A in Fortified Foods (Flour, Sugar, and Milk) for Quality Control Article (PDF Available) in Food and nutrition bulletin 35(4) The Economics of Food Fortification1. 22 Food fortification, vitamin A: East Africa $ Horton 22 Food fortification, zinc: East Africa $.

Over a third of the population suffers from undernutrition and the broad human, social and economic cost is devastating. Half a million children in sub-Sahara Africa die each year from common diseases because they are not protected by vitamin A.

Iodine and iron deficiencies impair the cognitive development. VITAMIN & MINERAL DEFICIENCY Vitamin and mineral deficiency affects a third of Sub-Saharan Africa’s people—affecting minds, bodies, energies, and the economic prospects of nations. But this is a problem that Sub-Saharan Africa could solve within a few years and at a very low cost.

A Partnership Drive to End Hidden Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa. bat vitamin A deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. This deficiency is one of the leading causes of early childhood death, and a major risk factor for pregnant women in Africa. Vitamin A is countries of Eastern and Southern Africa.

Its principal objective is to promote wide-scale pro-duction and use of orange-fleshed sweetpota-to. The. Fortification with vitamin A in the developing world should satisfy certain elements for success.

a) A potential food matrix (a food regularly consumed, produced by a few centralized factories, without sensorial changes compared with the nonfortified equivalent, and nutrient remains bioavailable and in a sufficient amount) is by: Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) or hypovitaminosis A is a lack of vitamin A in blood and tissues.

It is common in poorer countries, especially among children and women of reproductive age, but rarely is seen in more developed countries. Nyctalopia (night blindness) is one of the first signs of VAD. Xerophthalmia, keratomalacia, and complete blindness can also occur since vitamin A.

Fortification has been important in reducing deficiencies of vitamin A, especially in Latin America where sugar is fortified with it. Other fortification vehicles have included whole wheat, monosodium glutamate and instant noodles, rice and other cereals, tea, fats and oils, milk and milk powder, rice, salt, soya bean oil, and infant formulas [10].Consequences of micronutrient deficiencies in Africa deficiency and its impact on child survival and morbidity 2.

Global and Continental trends in addressing 2 Micronutrient Deficiency 3. Food Fortification and its role in reducing MND.

Nutritional Status Diet Health Manifestations - Vitamin A deficiency, iron deficiency, and iodineFile Size: 2MB.

In the past, food fortification along with nutritional education and the decrease in food costs relative to income have been of great success in eliminating the common nutritional deficiencies.

These deficiencies, such as goiter, rickets, beriberi and pellagra, have since been replaced with another set of ‘emergent deficiencies’ that were not previously considered a Cited by: