Optifood analysis report - Pakistan

Identifying inadequate nutrients in children aged 6 to 23 months and exploring ways to optimize nutrient adequacy


The aim of this study is to identify specific “problem nutrients” (inadequate nutrients in the population) and to
develop realistic food-based recommendations and non-food-based recommendations based on habitual diets
to optimize nutrient adequacy among children aged 6–23 months in Pakistan in a modelled diet.

Optifood, a linear modelling tool, was used to develop and compare food-based recommendations and identify
problem nutrients in modelled diets based on 24-hour recall data about children aged 6–8 months, 9–11 months
and 12–23 months in 12 districts of Pakistan.

Optifood Analysis Report - Pakistan
Government of Pakistan, UNICEF and UKAid
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