Cuba: "Magical Sprinkles" Help Prevent and Control Anemia

A radio programme on child nutrition in the province of Las Tunas served as a platform for a group of mothers to express their views on the Chispitas para Crecer (Sprinkles to Grow, in English). This joint project of the Government of Cuba and WFP provides micronutrient powder to prevent and control anemia among children under 3.


Cuba, with a population of 11 million people, imports 70 to 80% of its domestic food requirements. Its economic model is being updated to improve efficiency and sustainability, guided by the principle that no Cuban will be left unprotected. Climate hazards, poor dietary diversity and practices and low agriculture productivity represent a challenge to national food security. In 2015, WFP launched a four-year Country Programme to support national efforts to strengthen food-based safety nets for vulnerable groups and promote food and nutrition security. en español

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