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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 Mon. 01.09.2014

Vitamin D insufficiency costs

The sun is our major vitamin D source. However, several factors such as sunscreen, age, darker skin pigmentation, northern latitude and the winter season reduce the production of vitamin D in the Read more...

Published Fri. 29.08.2014

Can DHA and EPA help your heart if they don't come from fish?

The link between fish-based omega-3 fatty acids and heart health has been recognized since the 1960's. We now have recommendations for intakes of omega-3 fatty acids which aim to support heart Read more...

Published Thu. 28.08.2014

Do we produce enough fruits and vegetables?

Low fruit and vegetable intake is a leading risk factor for chronic disease globally. However a large part of the world's population does not consume the recommended servings of fruits and 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