Sprinkles come in sachets containing a blend of micronutrients in powder form that is added to food. Sprinkles are proven to prevent mineral and vitamin deficiencies among pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children.
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin and his research team developed Sprinkles at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1996 to fight micronutrient deficiency. Micronutrient deficiency is a form of malnutrition, caused by a diet poor in minerals and vitamins, that leads to a variety of health problems. A Sprinkles sachet contains a multi-micronutrient formulation that prevents and treats anemia, rickets and other diseases. Sprinkles is an internally accepted, effective and cost efficient method for preventing and fighting malnutrition.
Sprinkles prevent anemia, rickets and other diseases in North Korea
First Steps completed a two-year effectiveness study of Sprinkles in cooperation with North Korea’s Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) in 2007-2008. Based on the excellent results, ICN partnered with First Steps to distribute Sprinkles through public government clinics to pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children from 6-24 months. Women receive Sprinkles from pregnancy until three months postpartum.