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Low plasma vitamin B-12 in Kenyan school children is highly prevalent and improved by supplemental animal source foods.
The high prevalence of vitamin B-12 deficiency in many regions of the world is becoming recognized as a widespread public health problem, but it is not known to what extent this deficiency results from a low intake of the ...
The potential of increased meat intake to improve iron nutrition in rural Kenyan schoolchildren
Schoolchildren in developing countries often have inadequate intakes of iron, due primarily to poor bioavailability. Increasing meat in the diet could improve both the amount of iron consumed and its availability. The ...
Meat supplementation improves growth, cognitive, and behavioral outcomes in Kenyan children
A randomized, controlled school feeding study was conducted in rural Embu District, Kenya to test for a causal link between animal-source food intake and changes in micronutrient nutrition and growth, cognitive, and ...
Designing snacks to address micronutrient deficiencies in rural Kenyan schoolchildren
Three snacks were designed to improve nutrient intakes among school-age children living in rural Kenya. Snacks containing animal-source foods (milk and meat) provided more nutrients than an equicaloric vegetarian snack. ...