Sprinkles Basic

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SKU: MA1025

A micronutrient powder that is virtually flavorless, making it ideal to be mixed with infant foods without significantly changing the taste or smell of the food. Sprinkles is an innovation in ‘home-fortification’ to address vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Sprinkles are a unique delivery system to provide micronutrients to vulnerable populations enabling families to fortify many different semi-solid foods in the home. Sprinkles is typically given to children ages 6 to 24 months. However, it can be provided to children up to 5 years in age successfully.

Sprinkles are sachets (like small packets of sugar) containing a blend of micronutrients in
powder form, which are easily sprinkled onto foods prepared in the home. Any
homemade food can be instantly fortified by adding Sprinkles. Coating of the iron
prevents changes to the taste, colour or texture of the food to which Sprinkles are added.
Sprinkles were developed by the Sprinkles Global Health Initiative to prevent and treat
anemia and micronutrient deficiencies among young children and other vulnerable groups
at risk.

The Problem

Recent WHO/UNICEF estimates suggest that the number of children with iron
deficiency and anemia is approximately 750 million (UNICEF 2003). Iron deficiency
remains the most common preventable nutritional deficiency despite continued global
goals for its reduction (WHO 2001). In developing countries, it is estimated that more
than 40 to 50% of children less than 5 years of age are iron deficient, primarily due to a
diet inadequate in bioavailable iron (UNICEF/MI 2004).

CONTENTS

Box of 30 sachets

Composition of Nutritional Anemia Formulation Sprinkles
Iron 12.5 mg
Zinc 5 mg
Folic Acid 160 μg
Vitamin A 300 μg RE
Vitamin C 30 mg

To order

Maternova is currently in development for a unique group purchasing option to meet manufacturers minimum. Please contact us to learn more! Like all of our products, we offer large discounts for volume purchases. Please contact orders@maternova.net for large volume purchases. Please also answer our short survey Sachets are available at a very approximate price of USD 0.10 each but we first need to put multiple orders together, so we ask for your patience.

Pricing will differ based upon volumes, shipping etc

Evidence

Please see the Sprinkles entry from our Innovation Index for more information.

Content and descriptions from SGHI

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