Good nutrition is essential for a healthy start in life and the foundation for optimal growth and development. For pregnant women and infants, having access to the right micronutrients is especially important as a child who is well nourished in the crucial first 1,000 days of their life is ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening childhood diseases and will complete 4.6 more grades at school.
Abbott, PATH scientists team up to make not just better rice. It’s Ultra Rice. It’s feeding half a million kids, every day.
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Many people around the world rely on rice as a staple food. But rice can leave a lot to be desired as a complete food – it contains very little in the way of essential vitamins and minerals, including iron. This lack of nutrients contributes to high rates of anemia and children who are underweight and behind in their physical development.
While dairy products are naturally rich in calcium among other vitamins and minerals, they can be fortified to deliver even more nutrition that individuals and families in certain parts of the world may be lacking. Affordable dairy products can also help address local micronutrient deficiencies, particularly in developing countries.