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Oman Food Fortification Study 2004


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Oman National Micronutrients Survey 2004 / National Micronutrient Status and Fortified Food Coverage Survey 2004
Oman (OMN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2004 - 06/2004
Data type
  • Household

This survey on food fortification and micronutrient deficiencies was specifically intended to assess the impact of the flour fortification program, started in 1997 and the salt iodization program, started in 1996. It also looked at vitamin A and iron status. The survey had the aim of providing data for improving nutrition programs, and the reports included specific recommendations. It was conducted by the Ministry of Health with assistance from the CDC, EMRO and UNICEF. Populations covered included children from 6 mos to 5 years, nonpregnant women 15-49 and men 18-60. Foods assessed were flour, salt and cooking oils. It also included an assessment of flours used in bakeries.