Precision Public Health Nutrition is an approach to support human nutrition through accurate data collection to better inform nutritional recommendations for at-risk groups worldwide.
One-size-fits-all approaches in public health nutrition have come under scrutiny in recent years, due to evidence of untargeted nutrition interventions causing negative outcomes. At the same time, new sophisticated technologies that can accurately measure human health, dietary intake, and nutritional status promise to better inform interventions and reduce unintended harm.
Precision nutrition is an approach that uses detailed scientific information on the biological, behavioral, ecological, and environmental factors of individuals or stratified groups to develop targeted, accessible, affordable, desirable nutrition solutions that offer measurable benefit. In low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), precision nutrition can be harnessed to develop safe, effective nutrition solutions for target populations in these regions.