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Shakuntala Thilsted: Fish Chutney and Flour Offer Malnutrition Hope in Bangladesh

In this guest post, Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilstead, Senior Nutrition Scientist at World Fish, reveals how a chutney and flour made from nutrition-rich fish could put Bangladesh on the path to improved nutrition.

‘Hidden hunger’, or micronutrient deficiency, is widespread throughout Bangladesh, where more than 20 million people, particularly women and children, suffer from chronic deficiencies of vitamin A, iron, and zinc. Micronutrient deficiencies cause irreversible damage in young children, stunting their growth and inhibiting their brain development and cognition, making it difficult for them to learn at school and perform at work later in life. Continue reading