Uganda Food Consumption Survey (announcement)

The Uganda Food Consumption Survey was undertaken to provide the critical body of evidence needed by policy makers and program designers to make informed decisions about effective investments to reduce nutrition deficiencies due to inadequate intake in Uganda. The results provide evidence enabling the development of a baseline for strengthening the Ugandan National Food Fortification Program as well as other micronutrient interventions. The survey found that inadequate intake of vitamins and minerals is widespread in Uganda, at a level likely to impose enormous costs to the nation in terms of health, education, and economic development.