Anaemia And Poor Nutrition Running High Among Young Indigenous Children

The study was part of a broader project, run by the University of Western Australia, James Cook University and Menzies School of Health Research, in collaboration with NT Health and Community Services, Queensland Health and various community controlled health services, as well as the Fred Hollows Foundation. Only 5% of mothers surveyed reported that fruit was part of their young child’s diet and only 29% of children who were found to be anaemic received the full course of iron treatment needed. The researchers tested the feasibility of a nutrient supplement program. As part of the project, local community-based health workers distributed to mothers sachets of multi-micronutrient powder called “Sprinkles”, together with nutrition messages about breastfeeding and healthy food. The powder was mixed with semi- solid food for young children to eat.
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Our PT365 experts want to answer your fitness and nutrition questions

Col. (Dr.)Mark Cucuzzellais a professor of family medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is also designing programs to promote healthier and better running in the military with the USAF Efficient Running Project. You can view modules on http://www.efficientrunning.net . Hes been a competitive runner for more than 30 years with more than 100 marathon and ultramarathon finishes and continues to compete as a national-level Masters runner.
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