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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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• Low intake of Vitamin A from daily diets

• Restricted Vitamin A absorption

• Worm infestation



• Xerophthalmia [Night blindness, Bitot’s spot,

corneal ulcer, Keratomalacia, xerosis (dry skin)

• Increased risk of morbidity and mortality


Government action in prevention of VAD

– Mass supplementation of high-dose VA capsules to children aged 6 and 59 months of age.

– Initiation of VA capsules supplementation for postpartum mothers through FCHVs and health facilities.

– Treatment of night-blind pregnant women with low dose VA capsules in the selected districts.

– Case treatment for measles, severe malnutrition, chronic diarrhea and eye problems related to VAD.


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