Nutrition Improvement through Fortification

Food Fortification

Food fortification or enrichment is the process of adding micronutrients (essential trace elements and vitamins) to food. It may be a purely commercial choice to provide extra nutrients in a food, while other times it is a public health policy which aims to reduce the number of people with dietary deficiencies within a population.

Hidden hunger which involves vitamins and micro nutrient deficiencies is widespread and of great concern in India. Iron, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A and D can be delivered through fortified foods. IFBN is partnering with organizations to pilot a Fortification Project as this has the potential to deliver nutrition on scale. Technical assistance is being sought from Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition - an international organization that was launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Know more at http://www.gainhealth.org/

Food Fortification