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Components of Successful Staple Food Fortification Programs: Lessons Learned from Latin America

This study examined three food fortification programs in Latin America to identify lessons learned for the design and implementation of successful fortification programming. Researchers gathered data on the history of food fortification programs in each country and information on factors that contributed to successes and challenges the programs faced. Authors found that the highly centralized milling industry in each country and willing industry buy-in were factors that supported program success. In addition, the presence of institutions with good research capacity and champions of fortification were important for program success. The study concluded that fortification programs should consider these contextual factors, develop private/public partnerships, and ensure appropriate contextual program design and comprehensive monitoring and evaluation.

Reynaldo Martorell et al. Food and Nutrition Bulletin (September, 2017).