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Assessing the dietary intake of women and children in Kenya


Kenya conducted a national survey of the nutritional status of its population in 2011. In collaboration with the Micronutrient Initiative, HealthBridge analyzed the data on the foods eaten daily by women and young children. This work helped to describe the average amount and types of foods eaten each day, including specific vitamins and minerals that are important for health. We estimated the proportion of women and children who don’t get enough vitamins and minerals in their diet, including iron, vitamin A, zinc and vitamin B-12. We also looked at the most common types of foods eaten by families in order to help guide the development of food fortification initiatives.




  • Micronutrient Initiative (MI)


July 2013 – June 2014

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