for Mothers & Babies
In pregnant women and young children, micronutrients are particularly important.
- If an expecting mother fails to get enough iron or vitamin A, she and her baby will both have an increased risk of mortality.
- Micronutrient deficiency in mothers can lead to serious birth defects for their babies.
When missing vitamins and minerals, students are at a disadvantage in school.
- Hidden hunger is one of the leading causes of intellectual disability.
- Iron deficiency impairs the mental development of 40-60% of children in the developing world.
- Iodine deficiency can decrease a child's IQ as much as 15 points.
In order to provide for one's family, staying healthy and alert is critical.
- Iron deficiency can lead to a reduction in productivity and affect one's ability to work.
- The Copenhagen Consensus estimates that every $1 spent on fortification results in $9 in benefits to the economy.
we've got good News!
Food fortification is a cost-effective and proven solution to hidden hunger. It has impacted the lives of people around the world, even here in the U.S.!
Food fortification is the addition of essential vitamins and minerals to staple foods like flour, rice and salt. One of the great things about food fortification is that it uses already existing distribution channels to reach a lot of people.