Multiple micronutrient powders and customised packaging

This technical bulletin describes the multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) products and their packaging that are available through UNICEF Supply Division.


The fifteen-component multiple micronutrient powders (MNPs) are being scaled up in many countries as an intervention for children over 6 months to address inadequacies in the diet for nutrients such as iron, zinc and vitamin A.

Many UNICEF country offices choose to order the customized product as it enables government programs to better adapt the labelling of the product to the local consumers. Product messages that provide clear instructions for use in the local language can facilitate consumer compliance and are more likely to be accepted as an intervention.