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IIT Bombay Researchers Develop Fortified Food to Reduce Malnutrition

A research team from the IIT Bombay has created a combination of fortified foods that can help reduce malnutrition among children. The researchers prepared packets of Micronutrient Fortified Foods (MFFs) enriched by micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

The researchers studied the efficiency of packets distributed by the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas and the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. They found that MFF premix packets were more efficient in reducing malnutrition than the packets distributed by the state government. Researchers’ fortified foods were more popular than 75%-80% of the packets consumed due to the variety.