Effects of composite foods powder powder intake on nutritional anaemia and growth status of young Ghanaian children under five years of age in Adaklu District, Volta Region, Ghana
Anaemia and under nutrition are public health issues with developmental and economic consequences such as impaired physical activity performance, academic achievements, low economic productivity due to reduced work capacity. Main causal factors for general anaemia include inflammation disorders, parasitic infections, genetic haemoglobin disorders and co-existing hidden hunger from iron, folate, vitamins B12 and A deficiencies. Nutritional anaemia could be controlled with effective food to fortification and modification strategies such as composite foods powder (CFP), an appropriate formulation of vegetables (turkey berry and carrot), fish (anchovy), legume (soybean). This study is currently investigating effects of CFP on anaemia, vitamin A and growth status of under five years old Kindergarten pupils.