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30/1 Foods to fill the iron and vitamin A gaps After completing this session participants will be able to: list the local foods that can fill the nutrient gaps for iron and vitamin A explain the importance of animal-source foods explain the importance of legumes

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foods to fill the iron and vitamin a gaps

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Foods to fill the iron and vitamin A gaps
  • After completing this session participants will be able to:
  • list the local foods that can fill the nutrient gaps for iron and vitamin A
  • explain the importance of animal-source foods
  • explain the importance of legumes
  • explain the use of processed complementary foods
  • explain the fluid needs of the young child
  • list the Key Messages from this session
gap for iron

1.2

Iron gap

0.8

Iron from birth stores

Absorbed iron (mg/day)

Iron from breast milk

0.4

0

0-2 m

3-5 m

6-8 m

9-11 m

12-23 m

Age (months)

30/2

Gap for iron

Absorbed iron needed and amount provided

key message 4

fish

poultry

meat

liver

cheese

eggs

yoghurt

30/3

Key Message 4
  • Animal-source foods are especially good for children, to help them grow strong and lively
key message 44

cheese

eggs

yoghurt

30/3

Key Message 4
  • Animal-source foods are especially good for children, to help them grow strong and lively
key message 5

seeds

Groundnut paste

lentils

beans

peas

nuts

30/4

Key Message 5
  • Peas, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds are also good for children
gap for vitamin a

400

Vitamin A gap

300

Vitamin A from birth stores

200

Vitamin A (µg RE/day)

Vitamin A from breast milk

100

0

0-2 m

3-5 m

6-8 m

9-11 m

12-23 m

Age (months)

30/5

Gap for vitamin A

Vitamin A needed and amount provided

key message 6

carrot

pumpkin

yellow sweet potato

mango

papaya

spinach

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Key Message 6
  • Dark-green leaves and yellow-coloured fruits and vegetables help a child to have healthy eyes and fewer infections