As a result of the political crisis that took place in Haiti in 2003, food security dramatically decreased in areas that were already subject to malnutrition. As a result of the emergency situation, Action Against Hunger (ACF) put in place a canteen program in vulnerable areas, distributing corn-soya-blend (CSB) to children under five and rice-bean-oil rations to caregivers. Sprinkles were distributed along with rations to all caregivers and pregnant women visiting the canteen each day.
To reduce the risk of micronutrient deficiencies in an emergency situation in Haiti using Sprinkles.
6,000 children received Sprinkles. Caregivers were also given Sprinkles.
Adherence to Sprinkles was above 90% and Sprinkles were well accepted in the target population.
Over half of caregivers reported that Sprinkles increased their childrens' appetites.
Less than 1% of caregivers reported that their children had increased diarrhea, vomiting, harder stools or stomach ache while taking Sprinkles.