Are Biofortified Staple Food Crops Improving Vitamin A and Iron Status in Women and Children?

Global Nutrition Council

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 PM–5:00 PM


Juan Peña-Rosas, MD, MPH, PhD, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Fabiana Moura, PhD, HarvestPlus, Washington, DC


  • Impact of provitamin A biofortified maize on vitamin A status and anemia in Zambian children.  Amanda Palmer, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 
  • Efficacy of biofortified yellow cassava in improving vitamin A status in Kenyan school children.  Elise Talsma, PhD, Wageningen University,  The Netherlands, Wageningen, The Netherlands 
  • Effects of consuming biofortified staple food crops on iron status: Meta-analysis of women and children from four countries.  Julia Finkelstein,  MPH, SM ScD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY