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Type Journal Article - Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches
Title 13 Approaches and Lessons Learned for Promoting Dietary Improvement in Pohnpei, Micronesia
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 224
URL http://www.fao.org/3/am027e/am027e00.htm
Micronutrient deficiencies affect more than two billion people in the world today. With long-ranging effects on health, learning ability and productivity they contribute to the vicious cycle of malnutrition, underdevelopment and poverty. Food-based approaches, which include food production, dietary diversification and food fortification, are sustainable strategies for improving the micronutrient status of populations and raising levels of nutrition. Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies: Food-based Approaches focuses on practical, sustainable actions for overcoming micronutrient deficiencies through increased availability, access to and consumption of adequate quantities and appropriate varieties of safe, good quality food. The volume brings together the available knowledge, success stories and lessons learned to demonstrate that foodbased approaches are viable, sustainable and long-term solutions to overcoming micronutrient malnutrition. This booklet is a summary of the publication and contains the abstracts and the list of key words for each chapter.

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