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Strengthening Food-Based Approaches to Reduce Iron Deficiency: The FAO/WHO Global Individual Food Consumption Tool (FAO/WHO GIFT)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the WHO recently released a web-based database to help fill the global gap in evidence on individual quantitative food consumption. On December 5, 2017, the Accelerated Reduction Efforts on Anaemia (AREA) Community of Practice (COP) hosted a webinar focusing on iron deficiency anemia (IDA), exploring how the tool can provide support for programmatic decision-making with food-based approaches to addressing IDA. In the recorded webinar, Victoria Padula de Quadros and Catherine Laclercq of FAO introduced the tool and shared examples of how it provides estimates of iron intake for children and women of reproductive age.

Accelerated Reduction Efforts on Anaemia Community of Practice, December, 2017.