Preventing ‘hidden hunger’ in the time of pandemic

"Food fortification remains one of the most cost-effective nutrition interventions to support healthy diets and to help shield people from increased malnutrition due to COVID-19-related food system and economic challenges."

This opinion piece in Aljazeera is from Allison Oman Lawi, Acting Director of Nutrition for the World Food Programme (WFP), and Penjani Mkambula, Head of Large Scale Food Fortification Programmes at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). They discuss the role of food fortification in the fight against malnutrition, highlight the challenges fortifications programmes are facing amidst COVID-19 and set out actions that governments, donors, the private sector, and civil society can take to help ensure the production, distribution and consumption of fortified foods is not disrupted during the pandemic. 

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