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Use of Multiple Micronutrient Powders for Point-of-Use Fortification of Foods Consumed by Infants and Young Children Aged 6–23 Months and Children Aged 2–12 Years

The World Health Organization released global guidance on micronutrient powders (MNP) for children aged 6-23 months and 2-12 years. The guideline recommends MNP with complementary foods for infants and young children at 6-23 months of age, and MNP with foods for children at 2-12 years of age, to reduce anemia and iron deficiency in areas where anemia prevalence is high. The recommended interventions and supporting evidence are summarized in this guideline to inform policymakers, health professionals, and program implementers.

World Health Organization, October 2016.