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micronutrient

 [mi″kro-noo´tre-ent]
a dietary element essential only in small quantities, such as selenium, copper, or manganese.

micronutrient

[-no̅o̅′trē·ənt]
any dietary element essential only in minute amounts for the normal physiological processes of the body, including vitamins and minerals or chemical elements such as zinc or iodine. Also called microelement, trace element.

micronutrient

Any of the necessary minor components of a well-balanced diet, including vitamins and minerals, which are ingested either in relatively large amounts (thus known as macrominerals) or in minimal amounts (known as trace minerals).

micronutrient

Clinical nutrition A minor and necessary component of a balanced diet–eg, vitamins, minerals. See Diet. Cf Macronutrient, Minerals, Non-nutritive dietary component, Vitamins.

micronutrient

any TRACE ELEMENT (e.g. zinc) or compound required in only minute amounts by organisms. Compare MACRONUTRIENT.

micronutrient,

n an organic compound such as a vitamin, or a chemical element such as zinc or iodine, that is essential only in small amounts for the normal physiologic processes of the body.

micronutrient

a dietary element essential only in small quantities.
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Breeding strategies for biofortified staple plant foods to reduce micronutrient malnutrition globally.
Specific investments and programmes are also needed to effectively reduce micronutrient malnutrition.
Howarth Bouis, "Enrichment of Food Staples Through Plant Breeding: A New Strategy for Fighting Micronutrient Malnutrition," Nutrition Review, Vol.
Thus, lentils as a plant-based protein source have a role to play in alleviating protein-energy and micronutrient malnutrition in Sri Lanka.
As health secretary from 1992 to 1995, he initiated many popular projects, including organizing Barangay Health Workers, the "Doctors to the Barrios Project," which encouraged young physicians to serve in poor villages, the "Oplan Alis Disease," which educated people about preventive rather than curative measures, the "Sangkap Pinoy," which is a nationwide campaign against micronutrient malnutrition, and the "Yosi Kadiri," an antismoking campaign.
During the period, discussions were held with government and partners to reach an agreement on common approaches in support of large scale fortification programmes to address micronutrient malnutrition in Pakistan.
Since the company's founding, Fortitech has been passionately involved with numerous fortification programs addressing micronutrient malnutrition.
The consequences of micronutrient malnutrition, or "hidden hunger," are enormous in terms of a nation's healthcare costs, lost productivity, and sluggish development.
As an advocate for children's health, I am proudly teaming up with the Heinz Micronutrient Campaign to battle the hidden hunger of micronutrient malnutrition and iron-deficiency anemia, global health threats that are impairing the physical and mental development of millions of infants and children," said Ms.
Fortification of food with micronutrients is an effective tool for reducing micronutrient malnutrition as part of a foodbased approach.
UNICEF has been working with CDC s International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program (IMMPaCt) for more than 10 years.
Edited by Lindsay Allen, Bruno de Benoist, Omar Dary & Richard Hurrell: Role of food fortification in the control of micronutrient malnutrition, 2006, 3-35.