5 Diseases To Destroy through Food Fortification

What is food fortification? In an ideal world we would all have access to a wide variety of nutrient rich foods which provide all the vitamins and minerals we need. Unfortunately many people, especially in poorer countries, this is often not feasible or affordable. Today 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. Pregnant women, babies and young children are particularly vulnerable. Malnutrition is the largest single contributor to disease in the world. It is a sad fact that 45% of all child deaths have malnutrition as the underlying cause. Food fortification, which is the addition of essential nutrients to staple foods and condiments such as flour, oil and salt, helps people to avoid deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. We can make a big impact on disease through food fortification. Here’s how:

GAINalliance • 3 years ago

6 Things To Celebrate On World Food Day

Each year on 16 October, World Food Day shines a spotlight on the global struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. With half the people on the planet today facing some form of malnourishment – whether that be hunger, vitamin and mineral deficiencies or overweight and obesity – we know that there is still a lot to be done. Here are six things we can all celebrate on World Food Day.

GAINalliance • 3 years ago