Gowele, V. (2017): Dietary Diversity and Micronutrient Status of School Children in Chamwino and Kilosa Districts, Tanzania

Micronutrient deficiency is a global challenge to nutrition wellbeing,health and economic development. Childhood is a period of rapid growth,during this stage of life micronutrient deficiencies can lead to retarded growth,anaemia and reduced immune function. Poor feeding practices and limited dietary diversity are contributing factors to poor micronutrient status. It is also evident that co-existence of vitamin A, zinc and iron deficiencies prevail in malnourished children.


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