BEEF : Beef as a Source of Vitamin B-12, Iron and Zinc to Improve Development of Infants Fed Low Amounts of Animal Products
University of California - Davis
Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama (INCAP) (Guatemala); University of California, Davis Department of Nutritional Biology (US)
Manuel Ramirez-Zea (Guatemala)
The BEEF Project was developed to address identified vitamin B-12 deficiencies in infants aged 7 to 12 months in a low-income area of Guatamala City. Conclusions of the BEEF project indicated that food-based interventions to improve maternal and infant B-12 supplementation must be done during pregnancy and/or lactation to prevent adverse effects of deficiency in infants.