Barbara Underwood provides a historical overview of pivotal points in the last six decades for moving micronutrient research into global reality. She highlights how micronutrients were repositioned both scientifically and politically for global action. This seminal piece demonstrates the importance of politically opportune timing for science to influence national and global policy and the availability of effective, affordable, and sustainable public health interventions.
American Society for Nutritional Sciences J. Nutr. 128: 145–151, 1998.