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Module 7: Frequency of Consumption of Vitamin A Rich Foods

Micronutrient malnutrition, the lack of vitamin A in particular, is one of the major public health problems in less developed countries. It can lead to blindness and death in children under five years of age. Globally, an estimated 250 million preschool children are vitamin A deficient, of which about 250,000 …
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Final Report of the VITAA Platform Meeting Held in Nairobi- January 2013

One of the key debates within the stakeholders in this workshop was the scope and focus of a new platform. Like RAC, the previous VITAA platform grew from the activities that had started up around breeding staple crops of choice to increase micronutrient levels that could increase blood serum micronutrient …
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Flyer 2 Promouvoir une approche globale pour reduire-fr

La carence en vitamine A (CVA) touche plus de 43% des enfants en âge préscolaire en Afrique. La cause principale est l’insuffisance de l’apport en vitamine A due à une mauvaise alimentation. Des infections fréquentes peuvent contribuer à la CVA en diminuant l’appétit, en réduisant l’absorption et en augmentant les …
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Flyer 2_Promote a Holistic Approach

Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) affects over 43% of pre-school aged children in Africa. The main cause is inadequate intake of vitamin A due to poor diet. Frequent infections can contribute to VAD by decreasing appetite, reducing absorption and increasing needs for vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency weakens the immune system, …
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Previous ArticleNext Article From lab to life: Making storable orange-fleshed sweetpotato purée a commercial reality

Research in Rwanda demonstrated that orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) purée (steamed, mashed roots) was an economically viable, vitamin A enhancing ingredient in baked products when the purée was produced and used in the same bakery. Having a storable, packaged OFSP purée produced by a firm to supply bakers is an alternative …
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Poster 4: Situational analysis of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) in Kenya

Name: Lelgut Lanoi Daisy C., Position: Food Science and Technology Masters Student Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology, Egerton University, P.O Box 536-20115, Egerton, Kenya. Contacts: (daisy.lanoi@gmail.com; 0720 484 222) Abstract: Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and Malnutrition are widespread throughout the developing world. About 44% of pre-school age …
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Presentation 22: Utilization of Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Teff-Based Complementary Foods Improved Vitamin A Composition

Mesfin W. Tenagashaw1, 2*, Glaston M. Kenji1, Eneyew T. Melaku3, Susanne Huyskens-Keil4, John N. Kinyuru1 1Department of Food Science and Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. *2Faculty of Chemical and Food Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. 3Department of Food …
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