UNICEF: Timor-Leste Food and Nutrtion Survey 2013- Final Report

Authors: Nutrition Innovation Lab

UNICEF Report:

The data collection for this survey was carried out between May and September 2013 among children aged 0-59 months and their non-pregnant mothers (aged 14 – 60 years). The survey assessed the risk factors for undernutrition based on Conceptual Framework of Malnutrition (UNICEF, 1990) which is being used for nutrition programming worldwide for the past 25 years. The prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies (vitamin A, iron, zinc, and iodine deficiency), and the iodine content of household iodised salt and aflatoxin exposure among children (aged 6 – 59 months) and their nonpregnant mothers (aged 14 – 60 years) were also assessed.