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Terminology related to human nutrition
Relation of food and nutrition to health
Anti nutritional factors present in common foods
Nutritional deficiency diseases in developing countries and their prevention measures
Learn applied human nutrition with Braimy – B.Sc Agriculture
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• Inadequate intake of iron from daily diets

• Inadequate absorption of dietary iron

• Infestations such as hookworms and tapeworm

• High requirements of iron particularly during growth and pregnancy

• Non nutritional causes (chronic renal failure, Toxins, rheumatoid arthritis)



• Impaired human function at all stages of life

• Impaired work performances, endurance and productivity

• Increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality

• Increased risk of sickness and death for the baby



Government action in prevention of IDA:

– Distribution of iron/folate tablets to pregnant women and lactating mothers through

hospitals, PHCC, HPs, SHPs and ORCs.

– Intensification program of maternal iron supplementation through Female Community

Health Volunteers (FCHVs).

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