The three major categories of nutrition-focused zinc intervention strategies are 

  • Dietary diversification/modification;

  • Fortification;

  • Supplementation.

The choice of intervention(s) will depend on several factors including the level of risk of zinc deficiency, whether an approach that reaches the entire population or a specific subgroup is warranted, and the in-country resources available to develop and maintain the infrastructure and/or technology necessary to deliver and sustain the intervention.

Because it is unlikely that zinc deficiency will occur in isolation of other nutritional deficiencies and health problems, programs to address zinc deficiency should be incorporated into more comprehensive new or existing health programs when possible.

+ Dietary diversification and modification for improving zinc intakes

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+ Zinc fortification

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+ Zinc Supplementation

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