Food Fortification Initiative, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Helen Keller International, Iodine Global Network, Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, UNICEF, World Food Programme, and Nutrition International.

Published: October 7, 2020


This brief makes the case for large scale staple food fortification as a critically important tool to fight malnutrition in general, and even more so during the global COVID-19 pandemic. It provides evidence indicating the adverse impacts of the pandemic on large scale food fortification programs in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Furthermore, this brief outlines recommended actions to meet these challenges and to sustain and strengthen fortification programs.