Nutrition Low in 7 Provinces

Nutrition Low  in 7 ProvincesNutrition Low  in 7 Provinces

Seven provinces including Sistan-Baluchestan, Hormozgan, Kohgiluyeh-Boyer Ahmad, Khuzestan, Kerman, Ilam and Bushehr, are classified as “food-insecure” due to low nutritional levels, says Majid Haji Faraji, head of the Nutrition and Food Industries Research Institute.  “While most provinces have overcome protein and vitamin deficiencies, the seven provinces suffer from malnutrition with different levels of nutritional deficiencies. For instance lack of Vitamin A is the main problem in Hormozgan Province, “ ISNA quoted him as saying.  The institute is developing a comprehensive plan to improve nutritional levels in the provinces.