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• New Report Shows "Sprinkles" are Working to Prevent and Treat Childhood Nutrition Epidemic.

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New Report Shows "Sprinkles" are Working to Prevent and Treat Childhood Nutrition Epidemic.
1,198 words

26 March 2003

09:03 AM

Canada NewsWire

CNNW

English

(c) 2003 Canada NewsWire
Nutritional Supplement Developed by Hospital for Sick Children Scientist
treats Childhood Anemia
TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - A new report published in the Canadian Paediatric Society's Paediatrics & Child Health journal shows that adding Supplefer Sprinkles to children's meals is already working to reduce the rate of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) around the world. Supplefer Sprinkles contain iron, vitamin C and other nutrients and are packaged in a single-dose sachet to be "sprinkled" onto food. The report, published on February 28 and titled "'Home-fortification' with Micronutrient Sprinkles - A New Approach for the Prevention and Treatment of Nutritional Anemias," was written by Stanley Zlotkin, M.D., a senior scientist in The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. The report's findings are being made available for Anemia Awareness Week in Canada (March 24-28, 2003), which focuses on raising awareness of anemia as a potentially serious condition.
"Iron-deficiency anemia continues to be a pervasive and largely unaddressed global health problem, affecting more than two billion people or roughly one third of the world's population," said Dr. Zlotkin, a professor of Paediatrics and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. "In fact, in Canada and the United States, roughly five percent of children aged one to five suffer from IDA. However, a new breakthrough nutritional supplement called Supplefer Sprinkles is working to address this worldwide health issue."
Dr. Zlotkin's long-term goal is to make Supplefer Sprinkles a globally available option for infants and children to aid in the reduction of IDA. "This breakthrough is important for the health and livelihood of children in developing countries," Dr. Zlotkin said. "The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation is funding Sprinkles projects over three years. In addition, the Heinz Company is providing technical assistance and significant financial support."
Supplefer Sprinkles are inexpensive to produce and are packaged in a single-dose sachet that does not require special measuring or handling. Each sachet is designed to be sprinkled or stirred into any food, including rice, barley, congee or porridge, without affecting color or taste. Parents are encouraged to use one packet daily. Supplefer Sprinkles offer an alternative to iron drops, long-known for low compliance since they have a metallic taste, may cause abdominal pain and can stain teeth.
"Heinz, as one of the world's largest producers of single-serve sachets, is well positioned to provide assistance on manufacturing, distribution and commercial sustainability of Supplefer Sprinkles globally," said F. Kerr Dow, Ph.D., chief scientist and vice president - nutrition and technical affairs for Heinz. "This worldwide initiative is backed by a number of government agencies, humanitarian organizations, Heinz international businesses and employees, and pro bono assistance from our suppliers and consultants."
"It is important for public and private institutions to work together to develop health interventions that are both feasible and sustainable," Dr. Zlotkin said. "Our partnership with Heinz is a humanitarian initiative that appropriately links industry and public health in reducing a major global childhood problem such as iron-deficiency anemia."
The Sprinkles research program is being supported by a CDN $1.2 million grant from the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation to The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation. The research describing the development of the micronutrient sprinkles was supported by grants from USAID's OMNI Research Program through the Human Nutrition Institute of the ILSI Research Foundation, the Micronutrient Initiative (Canada) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Dr. Zlotkin owns the intellectual property rights to Sprinkles. The H.J. Heinz Company Ltd is supporting the technical development of the sprinkles on a cost-recovery basis.
Sprinkles Studies
Dr. Zlotkin's research group developed Supplefer Sprinkles as a strategy to reduce global childhood anemia. Numerous studies have been initiated and are underway around the world to evaluate both their efficacy and acceptance:
Efficacy Studies

- Ghana, West Africa - Efficacy studies were conducted in Ghana, West

Africa, between 1998-2001. In these studies, Supplefer Sprinkles were

shown to successfully treat anemia among 60-75 percent of infants

within two months. In addition, Supplefer Sprinkles also were shown

to be well tolerated by infants with few side effects and were well

accepted by caregivers who found them easy to use.

- Canada's First Nations and Inuit populations - With support from

Health Canada, Dr. Zlotkin is assessing the efficacy of Supplefer

Sprinkles among the First Nations and Inuit populations of Canada

where the prevalence of IDA is as high as 32 percent. Trials are

underway in Northern Canada and in communities where iron-rich foods

are expensive and not readily available.

Acceptance Studies

- Mongolia - Currently, in partnership with World Vision Canada,

Sprinkles' acceptance and distribution is being evaluated with more

than 13,000 young children in Mongolia. This 18-month program will

conclude in September 2003, and due to the initial program's success

in Mongolia, both UNICEF and the Ministry of Health in Mongolia are

actively pursuing registration of Sprinkles so that nationwide scale-

up can be planned and executed.

- China, Ghana, India, Mongolia and Pakistan - As an important

component of research, the acceptability of Supplefer Sprinkles by

other caregivers and children was evaluated in Ghana and China and

will continue to be evaluated in ongoing projects in Mongolia, India

and Pakistan. To date, parents have found the sachets easy to use and

more acceptable than drops.


Anemia Facts


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iron deficiency

affects two-thirds of children in most developing nations. IDA, a

result of low iron intake from the diet or losses of blood from

parasitic infections, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality

worldwide. IDA can lead to low hemoglobin levels, which carries oxygen

to cells and tissues in the body. Numerous studies have demonstrated

that even moderate anemia (hemoglobin (less than) 100 g/L) is

associated with depressed mental and motor development in children that

may not be reversible.


About the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation


Established in 1951, the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation is committed to

promoting the health and nutritional needs of children and families

worldwide. The foundation donates funds to develop and strengthen

organizations dedicated to human service, youth & education, women &

diversity, civic endeavors, the arts, and quality of life. For more

information, visit

http://www.heinz.com.


About Heinz


H. J. Heinz Company is one of the world's leading processors and

marketers of high-quality ketchup, condiments, sauces, meals, soups,

snacks and infant foods through all retail and foodservice channels. A

host of favorite brands, such as Heinz(R) ketchup, Ore-Ida(R) french

fries, Boston Market(R) and Smart Ones(R) meals and Plasmon(R) baby

food are the growth drivers in Heinz's two strategic global segments:

Meal Enhancers and Meals & Snacks. Heinz's 50 companies have number-one

or number-two brands in 200 countries, showcased by the Heinz(R) brand,

a global consumer icon with $2.5 billion in annual sales. Fourteen

additional brands, each with more than $100 million in annual sales,

generate a further $2.6 billion. Information on Heinz is available at

www.heinz.com/news.

Document cnnw000020030326dz3q000gp
New Report Shows "Sprinkles" are Working to Prevent and Treat Childhood Nutrition Epidemic.
1,198 words

25 March 2003

06:06 PM

Canada NewsWire

CNNW

English

(c) 2003 Canada NewsWire
Nutritional Supplement Developed by Hospital for Sick Children Scientist
treats Childhood Anemia
TORONTO, March 25 /CNW/ - A new report published in the Canadian Paediatric Society's Paediatrics & Child Health journal shows that adding Supplefer Sprinkles to children's meals is already working to reduce the rate of iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) around the world. Supplefer Sprinkles contain iron, vitamin C and other nutrients and are packaged in a single-dose sachet to be "sprinkled" onto food. The report, published on February 28 and titled "'Home-fortification' with Micronutrient Sprinkles - A New Approach for the Prevention and Treatment of Nutritional Anemias," was written by Stanley Zlotkin, M.D., a senior scientist in The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. The report's findings are being made available for Anemia Awareness Week in Canada (March 24-28, 2003), which focuses on raising awareness of anemia as a potentially serious condition.
"Iron-deficiency anemia continues to be a pervasive and largely unaddressed global health problem, affecting more than two billion people or roughly one third of the world's population," said Dr. Zlotkin, a professor of Paediatrics and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. "In fact, in Canada and the United States, roughly five percent of children aged one to five suffer from IDA. However, a new breakthrough nutritional supplement called Supplefer Sprinkles is working to address this worldwide health issue."
Dr. Zlotkin's long-term goal is to make Supplefer Sprinkles a globally available option for infants and children to aid in the reduction of IDA. "This breakthrough is important for the health and livelihood of children in developing countries," Dr. Zlotkin said. "The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation is funding Sprinkles projects over three years. In addition, the Heinz Company is providing technical assistance and significant financial support."
Supplefer Sprinkles are inexpensive to produce and are packaged in a single-dose sachet that does not require special measuring or handling. Each sachet is designed to be sprinkled or stirred into any food, including rice, barley, congee or porridge, without affecting color or taste. Parents are encouraged to use one packet daily. Supplefer Sprinkles offer an alternative to iron drops, long-known for low compliance since they have a metallic taste, may cause abdominal pain and can stain teeth.
"Heinz, as one of the world's largest producers of single-serve sachets, is well positioned to provide assistance on manufacturing, distribution and commercial sustainability of Supplefer Sprinkles globally," said F. Kerr Dow, Ph.D., chief scientist and vice president - nutrition and technical affairs for Heinz. "This worldwide initiative is backed by a number of government agencies, humanitarian organizations, Heinz international businesses and employees, and pro bono assistance from our suppliers and consultants."
"It is important for public and private institutions to work together to develop health interventions that are both feasible and sustainable," Dr. Zlotkin said. "Our partnership with Heinz is a humanitarian initiative that appropriately links industry and public health in reducing a major global childhood problem such as iron-deficiency anemia."
The Sprinkles research program is being supported by a CDN $1.2 million grant from the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation to The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation. The research describing the development of the micronutrient sprinkles was supported by grants from USAID's OMNI Research Program through the Human Nutrition Institute of the ILSI Research Foundation, the Micronutrient Initiative (Canada) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Dr. Zlotkin owns the intellectual property rights to Sprinkles. The H.J. Heinz Company Ltd is supporting the technical development of the sprinkles on a cost-recovery basis.
Sprinkles Studies
Dr. Zlotkin's research group developed Supplefer Sprinkles as a strategy to reduce global childhood anemia. Numerous studies have been initiated and are underway around the world to evaluate both their efficacy and acceptance:
Efficacy Studies

- Ghana, West Africa - Efficacy studies were conducted in Ghana, West

Africa, between 1998-2001. In these studies, Supplefer Sprinkles were

shown to successfully treat anemia among 60-75 percent of infants

within two months. In addition, Supplefer Sprinkles also were shown

to be well tolerated by infants with few side effects and were well

accepted by caregivers who found them easy to use.

- Canada's First Nations and Inuit populations - With support from

Health Canada, Dr. Zlotkin is assessing the efficacy of Supplefer

Sprinkles among the First Nations and Inuit populations of Canada

where the prevalence of IDA is as high as 32 percent. Trials are

underway in Northern Canada and in communities where iron-rich foods

are expensive and not readily available.

Acceptance Studies

- Mongolia - Currently, in partnership with World Vision Canada,

Sprinkles' acceptance and distribution is being evaluated with more

than 13,000 young children in Mongolia. This 18-month program will

conclude in September 2003, and due to the initial program's success

in Mongolia, both UNICEF and the Ministry of Health in Mongolia are

actively pursuing registration of Sprinkles so that nationwide scale-

up can be planned and executed.

- China, Ghana, India, Mongolia and Pakistan - As an important

component of research, the acceptability of Supplefer Sprinkles by

other caregivers and children was evaluated in Ghana and China and

will continue to be evaluated in ongoing projects in Mongolia, India

and Pakistan. To date, parents have found the sachets easy to use and

more acceptable than drops.


Anemia Facts


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), iron deficiency

affects two-thirds of children in most developing nations. IDA, a

result of low iron intake from the diet or losses of blood from

parasitic infections, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality

worldwide. IDA can lead to low hemoglobin levels, which carries oxygen

to cells and tissues in the body. Numerous studies have demonstrated

that even moderate anemia (hemoglobin (less than) 100 g/L) is

associated with depressed mental and motor development in children that

may not be reversible.


About the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation


Established in 1951, the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation is committed to

promoting the health and nutritional needs of children and families

worldwide. The foundation donates funds to develop and strengthen

organizations dedicated to human service, youth & education, women &

diversity, civic endeavors, the arts, and quality of life. For more

information, visit

http://www.heinz.com.


About Heinz


H. J. Heinz Company is one of the world's leading processors and

marketers of high-quality ketchup, condiments, sauces, meals, soups,

snacks and infant foods through all retail and foodservice channels. A

host of favorite brands, such as Heinz(R) ketchup, Ore-Ida(R) french

fries, Boston Market(R) and Smart Ones(R) meals and Plasmon(R) baby

food are the growth drivers in Heinz's two strategic global segments:

Meal Enhancers and Meals & Snacks. Heinz's 50 companies have number-one

or number-two brands in 200 countries, showcased by the Heinz(R) brand,

a global consumer icon with $2.5 billion in annual sales. Fourteen

additional brands, each with more than $100 million in annual sales,

generate a further $2.6 billion. Information on Heinz is available at

www.heinz.com/news.

Document cnnw000020030325dz3p0053d

Analysis: President Bush proposes billions in new help for African nations battling the AIDS pandemic
8,329 words

30 January 2003

NPR: Talk of the Nation

TOTN

English

Copyright 2003 National Public Radio, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
STEVE INSKEEP, host: This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Steve Inskeep, sitting in today for Neal Conan.
It's a little hard to get your mind around the scale of the crisis in Africa. More than 29 million Africans have the virus that causes AIDS. That number is close to the population of the entire state of California. This week, President Bush surprised a lot of people when he announced a plan for fighting AIDS during his State of the Union speech. The Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief calls for $15 billion to treat and prevent the spread of AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean, and this initiative must first be approved by Congress.
Today we're going to talk about what exactly's in this plan and whether it's the right plan. We hear from people who work on AIDS in Africa and we will talk to a congressman who will be involved in drafting the legislation, and we want to hear from you. Do you want your tax money to go to AIDS in Africa? Do you want more of your tax money to go to AIDS in Africa? Were you glad about this initiative? Do you think it's enough? Our number is 1 (800) 989-8255. That's 1 (800) 989-TALK. You can also e-mail us at totn@npr.org.
Now one man involved in developing this plan, the president's plan, was Dr. Anthony Fauci. He is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and he joins us by
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