Sharing nutrition knowledge throughout life, Boston University School of Medicine, USA.
In 2018, these three programs reached more than 7700 healthcare professionals in 82 countries, with over 90% completing the courses. Feedback was very positive: the . It found that:
- Over a quarter of young children in the US do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on a given day, and those that do often have fried potatoes as their daily portion of vegetables.
- More infants (6–11.9 months old) are falling short on iron than at any other time in the study’s history. Iron is a critical nutrient for learning ability and brain development.
These findings are critical to understanding nutrition in the US today and to help policymakers explore the role of iron-fortified cereals, infant formulas and baby-food meats in the effort to improve nutrient intakes.