Food Fortification with Micronutrients

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It is an honor and genuinepleasure to introduceFoodfortification with Micronutrients text book. I have devoted most of my careers to the study of food fortification with micronutrients.This book is intended to draw attention to the roles played by food fortification with micronutrients in human health and will serve as a useful text and reference. Controlling vitamin and mineral deficiency is an affordable opportunityto improve the lives ofmany millions of people and strengthen the economic developmentof the country. Foodfortification is the most important nutritional intervention strategies to reduce micronutrient malnutrition. Several important aspects shouldbe carefully assessed in the development of a food-fortification programme, such as determining nutrient stability, the compatibilityof vehicle, fortificant and nutritional stabilityduring formulation, preparation, packaging and processing is crucial for theeffective production offortified foods. In general, food fortification offers consumers the optionof choosing foods that will contribute toan essential aspect of their health and well-being, namely increasing their daily dietary intake of micronutrients and which offers a significant low-cost and sustainable approach to reducing the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies and does not require any change in diet and it is cost-effective. Itcan also be implemented relatively quickly and can be sustainableoverthe long term. My hope is that those who use this book will gain a level of knowledge of food fortification with micronutrients that will enrich their understandingof afascinating area of human nutrition, at a level that will meet their professional needs, satisfy their curiosity and at the same timeencourage them to expandtheir knowledge by followingup at least some of the many referencesprovided. I invite comments from users ofthis book about its contentanduse of various chaptersin their investigationsandin training. If these are discovered, I would very much appreciatehearing from you so that corrections can be effected promptly. I believe you will find it of greatvalue.

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