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AN UPDATE FROM THE FIELD FROM THE IODINE GLOBAL NETWORK
 
The critical role of the salt industry in achieving optimal iodine nutrition worldwide
by Jonathan Gorstein
 
IGN highlights from the World Salt Symposium 2018
At the Iodine Global Network, we know the power of partnerships and working closely with others – it is our modus operandi as we lead the global fight against iodine deficiency. This year’s WSS was a unique opportunity to reflect on the tremendous contribution made by the salt industry.
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New guidance to strengthen monitoring of national USI program
 
New UNICEF publication addresses challenges and common mistakes in monitoring national iodine programs.

Experts in iodine deficiency have released updated recommendations on monitoring national salt iodization programs that will guide iodine program managers toward better program monitoring, data interpretation, and sustained optimal iodine nutrition.
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GFDx releases new data visualization
 
Introducing a new data visualization from the Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx): Country Dashboards. Country Dashboards give a picture of the food fortification situation in each country, bringing together information on fortification of maize flour, rice, wheat flour, oil, and salt with critical nutrients.

Links on the dashboard will take you to global visualizations for each nutrient or food. The GFDx is a collaboration between the IGN, the Food Fortification Initiative (FFI), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), and Micronutrient Forum.
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RECENT EVENTS
Nutrition 2018
Boston, MA, USA. 9-12 June, 2018.

At the annual conference of the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), IGN presented a poster: "Global iodine status in school-age children, women of reproductive age, and pregnant women in 2017". Click here to download the PDF.
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TWEET OF THE MONTH
WIA - Iodine (@WiodineA), 13 July 2018
"Scientists fear up to 50% of all new-#borns in #Europe do not reach their full #cognitive potential due to #iodine deficiency. Thank you @iodineglobal for joining our meeting with @SanteBelgique to discuss the urgency of implementing key measures to tackle #iodine deficiency."
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IDD NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHT (2/2018)
Sustained control of iodine deficiency in Sri Lanka. By Dr. Renuka Jayatissa, Prof. D.N. Fernando, and Dr. Himali Herath.
The Sri Lankan National Iodine Survey of schoolchildren (6–12 years) was carried out by the Department of Nutrition of the Medical Research Institute in collaboration with UNICEF and the World Food Program.
IGN IN THE NEWS
Fortified salt protecting childhood development. Report from the 2018 World Salt Symposium. Source: Salt Institute. June 20, 2018.
IODINE FOR CONSUMERS
9 healthy foods that are rich in iodine. Source: Eat & Fit. July 6, 2018
 
Iodine Defined: Why you need the nutrient and why iodine deficiency can be harmful. By Angela Lemond (medically reviewed by Kelly Kennedy). Everyday Health. July 5, 2018.
 
The 3 most common signs of iodine deficiency. By Jane Bianchi. Prevention. July 3, 2018.
 
Iodine and fertility. By Kathleen Kenny. Pharmacy Times. June 28, 2018
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
When it rains it pours: The long-run economic impacts of salt iodization in the United States. Achyuta Adhvaryu, Steven Bednar, Anant Nyshadham, Teresa Molina, Quynh Nguyen. NBER Working Paper No. 24847. July 2018. doi: 10.3386/w24847
 
Effect of iodized salt on organoleptic properties of processed foods: a systematic review. Jessica L. Blankenship, Greg S. Garrett, Noor Ahmad Khan, Luz Maria De-Regil, Rebecca Spohrer, Jonathan Gorstein. J Food Sci Technol. July 2018. doi: 10.1007/s13197-018-3277-9
 
Large-scale food fortification and biofortification in low- and middle-income countries: A review of programs, trends, challenges, and evidence gaps. Saskia J. M. Osendarp, Homero Martinez, Greg S. Garrett, Lynnette M. Neufeld, Luz Maria De-Regil, Marieke Vossenaar, Ian Darnton-Hill. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol 39, Issue 2, 2018. doi: 10.1177/0379572118774229
 
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