Sprinkles Plus

anemia | malnutrition | sprinkles micronutrients | SGHI | MNP | micronutrient po
SKU: MA1025-2

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. Sprinnkles can be given to children 6 months - 5 years of age, with 6-24 months being the most popular age group.

Sprinkles Plus contains additional micronutrients to the formulation for Sprinkles Basic.

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 Multi-Micronutrient
Formulation Sprinkles
Micronutrient Amount
Vitamin A 300 μg RE
Vitamin C 30 mg
Vitamin D 5.0 μg
Vitamin E 6 mg a-TE
Vitamin B1 0.5 mg
Vitamin B2 0.5 mg
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg
Vitamin B12 0.9 μg
Folic Acid 160 μg
Niacin 6 mg
Iron 12.5 mg
Zinc 5 mg
Copper 0.3 mg
Iodine 90 μg

To order

Sachets are available at a very approximate price of USD 0.15 each.
Like all of our products, we offer large discounts for volume purchases. Please contact orders@maternova.net for large volume purchases. 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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