The theme for the 2010 Sight and Life Special Research Grant was “Assessing vitamin A dietary intake and status in developing countries where fortified foods are commercially available.” Seventeen applications were received and two groups of researchers were selected. The first grant was awarded to the South African Medical Research Council (MRC), under the aegis of lead researcher Dr Mieke Faber. The research will determine the vitamin A intake and status of a representative sample of randomly selected South African children aged two to fi ve years and their caregivers in each of fi ve diverse geographical sites. The second grant was awarded to the University of California, Davis, and Helen Keller International, of refined cooking oil in Cameroon: Optimization of fortification levels using dietary intake data and use of biological indicators of vitamin A status for program impact evaluation.” We look forward to sharing the results from both research programs. Cameroon, with the lead researcher being Dr Kenneth Brown. The theme of the research is “Vitamin A fortification
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