What is SprinklesTM?
SprinklesTMis an innovative in-home way to improve the health and well-being of women and children by combating vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
SprinklesTMcan be easily mixed into any food prepared at home. It does not interact with food components or significantly change the taste, colour or texture of the food to which it is added.
SprinklesTMnot only attempts to restore the nutritional status of preschoolers who are already undernourished, but also focuses on preventing malnutrition in mothers during pregnancy and in infants and young children during their first two years of life.
Community-based studies on SprinklesTMinvolving both anaemic and non-anaemic children have been completed in more than eight international locations, all showing success in treating and preventing anaemia.
What varieties are available?
Nutritional Anemia Formulation SprinklesTMis a mix of five micronutrients for kids that comes in single one-gram daily servings. It includes:
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Multi-Micronutrient Formulation SprinklesTMhas an additional 10 vitamins and minerals.
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B12
Sprinkles for Pregnant and Lactating WomenTMalso comes in single one gram daily servings. It contains the same vitamins and minerals as the Multi-Micronutrient SprinklesTM, but the levels have been optimised for pregnant and lactating women.
Micronutrient Powder for School Feeding Programs is a special variety that is specially formulated for school feeding programs. Each 8g sachets is enough for 20 servings.
Who is SprinklesTM for?
A number of organisations all over the world use SprinklesTM, including:
- More than 20 national governments, provincial governments and ministries of health
- Over a dozen UN organisations and global NGOs focused on malnutrition and global health
- Multiple universities conducting pilot nutritional studies using micronutrient powders
- Nutritional Anemia Formulation SprinklesTM is recommended for use in a number of child health and anaemia prevention programs
SprinklesTM in the Media
The story of how Dr. Stanley Zlotkin first came up with the idea for SprinklesTM:
The use of SprinklesTM to fight malnutrition in Kenya:
SprinklesTM being used in Guatemala as covered on the Today Show:
One CDC representative’s story about how SprinklesTM is making an impact in Kenya:
See Sam Loewenberg’s article in the New York Times on SprinklesTM, “Easier Than Taking Vitamins”.