Track: Sponsored Sessions
Low calcium intake is common among the population, especially in low and middle income countries. Calcium deficiencies can pose various health concerns, related to bone health or hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Yet to date, very few countries have implemented fortification standards that include calcium. The intent of this session is to provide an overview of the calcium requirements among the populations, current calcium fortification efforts and lessons learned, as well as some technical considerations regarding calcium source selection.