Nutrification - Worldwide enrichment is a form of...

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Nutrification Adding nutrients to food:   goals, guidelines and examples
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Goals and Guidelines Meet public health goals nutrient content appropriate vehicle (carrier) common, inexpensive food Must “work” in food vehicle evenly distributed stable, bioavailable no changes in sensory characteristics
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Nutrification:  Programs Restoration Enrichment  Fortification Chemical fortification Biofortification
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Restoration Addition of nutrients to replace nutrients  lost in processing No food programs use restoration as their  standard Impractical, much variability in natural foods Not likely to meet public health targets
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Enrichment (USA only) Addition of nutrients to meet legal  standards-FDA US grain products required:  iron, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, folate optional:  calcium, vitamin D
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Unformatted text preview: Worldwide, enrichment is a form of fortification Chemical Fortification Addition of nutrients to foods at levels above those found naturally USA ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, bars Milk, formula, specialized beverages table salt Internationally http://www.unicef.org/pon96/nufortif.htm Nutrients Products (foods) Biofortification Breeding plants to produce more of specific nutrients (protein, essential amino acids, vitamins) Using fertilizers that enhance mineral contents of plants Infrastructure Technology to formulate products Infrastructure to monitor Distribution systems (centralization) Concerns about overdosing (too much calcium? protein? Folic acid? other?) in the USA?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course PERS 2002 taught by Professor Roman during the Spring '07 term at Georgia State.

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