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Introducing Vitamins in Motion

Vitamins and minerals - micronutrients - play a important role throughout the lifecycle, and are essential for health and wellbeing in every stage of human life: from pregnancy, through infancy and childhood, into adulthood and old age. Our bodies need vitamins - whether through the diet, vitamin supplementation or fortified foods - to grow, function, stay healthy and prevent disease.

Vitamins in Motion is an initiative to raise awareness and advocate for increased access to the essential vitamins all people need to be healthy and well-nourished. Vitamins in Motion aims to highlight the vital role vitamins play in nutrition and health, and calls for finding and implementing scalable, cost-effective solutions to address the world's vitamin deficiencies. This site provides you with important information, useful tools, latest scientific publications and ground-breaking books, all around micronutrients. Join us in setting Vitamins into Motion!  

Published Thu. 10.07.2014

Facilitator of the ICS Symposium 2017 announced

Switzerland is the historical pivot point of carotenoid research. Many world-renown scientists have been vital to early steps in carotenoid research. Looking back in history, DSM has been Read more...

Published Wed. 11.06.2014

High-Level Forum on International Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16-17 June 2014

The forum starts today 16 June, titeled "International Maternal and Child Nutrition: Initiating Research through Multi-stakeholder Collaboration" and focuses on the development of Read more...

Published Tue. 10.06.2014

Navigating Kids' Nutrition

Vitamins and minerals are important elements of the total nutritional requirements of children. Because the human body itself is unable to produce adequate amounts of many vitamins, they must be Read more...

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Folate Status in New Zealand: Does Yeast Extract Spread Make a Difference?

Culture influences food choices and nutrient status at the population level.  Even in countries that share cultural roots, there can be marked differences in the consumption of certain foods. New Zealand is a prime example, where recent shortages in supply of the Kiwis own beloved brand of yeast extract spread lead to a “crisis” situation. The consumption of yeast extract spread on bread or toast is not only a quaint undertaking by antipodeans, as the high levels of B-vitamins that are consumed with the spread can be of public health significance. Read more