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Fortified Rice – A Basic Dietary Necessity

Accra, Nov. 18, GNA – As the gatekeeper of your family’s wellbeing, you know that good nutrition is essential to a healthy life...

Fortified Rice – A Basic Dietary Necessity Fortified Rice – A Basic Dietary Necessity

Accra, Nov.

18, GNA – As the gatekeeper of your family’s wellbeing, you know that good nutrition.

GNA – As the gatekeeper of your family’s wellbeing, you know that good nutrition is.

The concept of ‘eating right’ as a treatment of chronic diseases as well as for.

concept of ‘eating right’ as a treatment of chronic diseases as well as for pre-emptive.

Now foods positioned to support immunity or containing ingredients known to boost the immune system.

foods positioned to support immunity or containing ingredients known to boost the immune system are.

positioned to support immunity or containing ingredients known to boost the immune system are thriving.

The inadequate intake of these extends an open invitation to malnutrition, specifically micronutrient deficiency, which.

inadequate intake of these extends an open invitation to malnutrition, specifically micronutrient deficiency, which continues.

intake of these extends an open invitation to malnutrition, specifically micronutrient deficiency, which continues to.

of these extends an open invitation to malnutrition, specifically micronutrient deficiency, which continues to be.

these extends an open invitation to malnutrition, specifically micronutrient deficiency, which continues to be a.

Factors that contribute to it include poor diet, increased micronutrient needs during life stages like.

that contribute to it include poor diet, increased micronutrient needs during life stages like pregnancy.



While clinical signs of hidden hunger, such as night blindness and goitre appear.

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While clinical signs of hidden hunger, such as night blindness and goitre appear once.

/> While clinical signs of hidden hunger, such as night blindness and goitre appear once the.

That is why micronutrient deficiencies are often referred to as ‘hidden hunger’.

Women and.

is why micronutrient deficiencies are often referred to as ‘hidden hunger’.

Women and children.

According to a Micronutrient survey done in 2017 conducted by the University of Ghana in.

to a Micronutrient survey done in 2017 conducted by the University of Ghana in collaboration.

a Micronutrient survey done in 2017 conducted by the University of Ghana in collaboration with.

Specifically, the study found that 30% of pre-school children suffer from this deficiency in Ghana.

the study found that 30% of pre-school children suffer from this deficiency in Ghana.

study found that 30% of pre-school children suffer from this deficiency in Ghana.

The.

Even mild to moderate deficiencies can affect a person’s mental and physical well-being.

And.

mild to moderate deficiencies can affect a person’s mental and physical well-being.

And it.

Consumers are increasingly shifting from traditional diets based on minimally processed foods to highly processed,.

are increasingly shifting from traditional diets based on minimally processed foods to highly processed, micronutrient-poor.

With this nutritional transition, even families much above the poverty line can be victims to.

this nutritional transition, even families much above the poverty line can be victims to ‘Hidden.

While it may seem paradoxical, an obese child can suffer from it.

While they overconsume calories, they do not consume nutrient-rich foods like beans and dark leafy.

they overconsume calories, they do not consume nutrient-rich foods like beans and dark leafy green.

overconsume calories, they do not consume nutrient-rich foods like beans and dark leafy green vegetables.

calories, they do not consume nutrient-rich foods like beans and dark leafy green vegetables.
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Consumers now seek products that give strength throughout the day and give energy, allow them.

now seek products that give strength throughout the day and give energy, allow them to.

seek products that give strength throughout the day and give energy, allow them to focus.

products that give strength throughout the day and give energy, allow them to focus or.

A variety of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and animal-source foods provide adequate nutrition for.

variety of whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and animal-source foods provide adequate nutrition for most.

However, given today’s busy lifestyles and the limited availability of reliable and affordable sources of.

given today’s busy lifestyles and the limited availability of reliable and affordable sources of healthy,.

today’s busy lifestyles and the limited availability of reliable and affordable sources of healthy, nutritious.

busy lifestyles and the limited availability of reliable and affordable sources of healthy, nutritious food,.

Even with government support, the actual population coverage rates are relatively low.

Fortification of.

with government support, the actual population coverage rates are relatively low.

Fortification of staple.

government support, the actual population coverage rates are relatively low.

Fortification of staple foods:

A scalable, sustainable and cost-effective public health strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized.

scalable, sustainable and cost-effective public health strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized salt:.

sustainable and cost-effective public health strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized salt: 71.

and cost-effective public health strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized salt: 71 per.

cost-effective public health strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized salt: 71 per cent.

public health strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized salt: 71 per cent of.

health strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized salt: 71 per cent of the.

strategy, fortification has been especially successful for iodized salt: 71 per cent of the global.

Currently, in Ghana, there is legislation in place to support the fortification of wheat flour.

in Ghana, there is legislation in place to support the fortification of wheat flour and.

However, one staple has been largely neglected: rice.

Globally, rice fortification is mandatory in.

one staple has been largely neglected: rice.

Globally, rice fortification is mandatory in only.

staple has been largely neglected: rice.

Globally, rice fortification is mandatory in only six.

Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar have also introduced fortified rice with positive results,.

Colombia, Peru, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar have also introduced fortified rice with positive results, but.

Peru, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar have also introduced fortified rice with positive results, but many.

Bangladesh, India and Myanmar have also introduced fortified rice with positive results, but many rice.

Any discussion on rice is certain to excite attention as, besides providing nourishment, it is.

discussion on rice is certain to excite attention as, besides providing nourishment, it is also.

on rice is certain to excite attention as, besides providing nourishment, it is also a.

rice is certain to excite attention as, besides providing nourishment, it is also a source.

is certain to excite attention as, besides providing nourishment, it is also a source of.

Simply put, it is a drive to ensure that apart from eating rice for the.

put, it is a drive to ensure that apart from eating rice for the sake.

it is a drive to ensure that apart from eating rice for the sake of.



Fortified rice is made to have adequate doses of key nutrients that help.

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Fortified rice is made to have adequate doses of key nutrients that help the.

/> Fortified rice is made to have adequate doses of key nutrients that help the body.

If not for anything else, the need to ensure that children and youth reach their.

not for anything else, the need to ensure that children and youth reach their full.



For example, information gleaned from the Ghana National Nutrition Policy 2013-2017 showed.



For example, information gleaned from the Ghana National Nutrition Policy 2013-2017 showed that.

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For example, information gleaned from the Ghana National Nutrition Policy 2013-2017 showed that anaemia.

Equally important to note is that Ghana is on the list of countries with a.

important to note is that Ghana is on the list of countries with a high.



The 2008 Lancet series in nutrition classified Ghana among the 36 countries with.

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The 2008 Lancet series in nutrition classified Ghana among the 36 countries with a.

/> The 2008 Lancet series in nutrition classified Ghana among the 36 countries with a high.

2008 Lancet series in nutrition classified Ghana among the 36 countries with a high burden.

Olam Ghana has announced that it is ready to launch a fortified version of its.

Ghana has announced that it is ready to launch a fortified version of its popular.

has announced that it is ready to launch a fortified version of its popular premium.

It also has zinc which boosts immunity.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin) which are present in it.

B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin) which are present in it contribute.

(Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin) which are present in it contribute to.

B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin) which are present in it contribute to various.

(Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin) which are present in it contribute to various health.

B9 (Folate) and B12 (Cobalamin) which are present in it contribute to various health and.

A healthy citizenry helps promote a robust economy and a better country in all respects.

healthy citizenry helps promote a robust economy and a better country in all respects.


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