What are Sprinkles
Sprinkles are an innovation in home fortification, addressing vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This unique
delivery system provides micronutrients to vulnerable populations by enabling families to fortify many different
semi-solid foods in the home.
Sprinkles are sachets (like small packets of sugar) containing a blend of micronutrients in powder form, which are
easily sprinkled onto foods prepared in the home. Any homemade food can be instantly fortified by adding Sprinkles. Coating of
the iron prevents changes to the taste, colour or texture of the food to which Sprinkles are added. Sprinkles were developed by the Sprinkles Global Health Initiative to prevent and treat micronutrient deficiencies among young children and other vulnerable groups at risk.