Learning Curves: ADB Interventions on Nutrition and Food Fortification
Asian Development Bank | March 2007
Nutrition is central to the accomplishment of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly those to achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. It is also integral to the Millennium Development Goal to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The general discussion of nutrition seen in the 1960s has been replaced by nutrient specific strategies. Fortification has been promoted as the most cost effective nutrition intervention. In countries where development has proceeded rapidly, the problem of over nutrition is emerging rapidly, which increases risk for several chronic diseases. Urbanization and increases in life expectancy have changed the demographic profile of Asia and the Pacific. More effort is needed to develop effective nutrition programs for all types of nutrition risks.
CitationAsian Development Bank. 2007. Learning Curves: ADB Interventions on Nutrition and Food Fortification. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/3362. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
Nutrition and Health Care
Maternal and Child Health
State and nutrition
Health Aspects Of Poverty
Socially Disadvantaged Children
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