Combating malnutrition and supporting immune health

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Supporting immunity with purpose-led nutrition worldwide

Where others see products, we see purpose

Supporting brighter futures through nutrition

Hidden hunger – a phenomenon that refers to when people are deficient in vitamins and minerals – affects two billion people worldwide.1 It results in poorer overall health and negatively impacts immunity, increasing the risk of contracting infectious diseases such as COVID-19. At a time when immune health is crucial, implementing large-scale nutritional interventions can provide immune-supporting nutrients to vulnerable population groups worldwide. However, ensuring that people everywhere have access to purpose-led nutritional solutions takes more than ingredients. It takes a partner.

DSM helps private and public sector allies – including manufacturers, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations (UN) agencies, donors and employers – to develop and integrate nutritional interventions that help strengthen immunity globally. As your end-to-end partner, we pair science-backed ingredients with expert services to develop cost-effective solutions and programs within the communities that need them the most.

Improving immunity on a global scale

Malnutrition increases the risk of infectious diseases

Two billion people suffer from malnutrition worldwide, and many lack sufficient nutrients to support their immune system.

Optimal nutrition is key for immune health

Research has indicated that micronutrients are important for supporting the immune system and aiding recovery from infection. However, over half of the respondents in a global survey feel adequate nutrition is too expensive or inaccessible.

Your end-to-end partner

As your reliable end-to-end partner, DSM invests in the latest immunity research to develop science-backed, innovative, purpose-led nutritional solutions that are safe, affordable and accesible.

Strategic Partnerships

Keeping the world’s growing population healthy requires more than ingredients, which is why our partners have access to our broad portfolio of high-quality products, customized solutions and expert services, to help with the development and implementation of nutrition interventions that address hidden hunger and support immunity on a global scale.

School Feeding Programs

As millions of school children suffer from hunger worldwide, many of them are lacking both the calories and nutrients they need to stay healthy and thrive.5 Together, the public and private sectors can instigate safe, efficient and cost-effective nutrition programs for school children, helping to tackle malnutrition, improve immunity and wellbeing, and ensure optimal cognitive and physical development in young people worldwide. This will allow them to attend school consistently and perform better academically and professionally later in life.6

Workforce Nutrition Programs

Malnutrition is one of the greatest challenges for today’s workforce, with many people lacking the vitamins and minerals they need.7 This may have a major impact on the health and quality of life of workers and could impair their performance, reduce their productivity and increase rates of absence arising from sickness. Fortification of workers’ meals is proven to be a safe, effective and efficient way to improve nutritional intake in workers. This may contribute to better immune function, physical and mental performance, and can also help employers to protect their supply chain.

Customized Solutions

DSM offers a broad portfolio of safe, easy-to-use and affordable nutritional ingredients that fill the nutrient gap in the diets of populations at risk of, or affected by, malnutrition. Alongside essential nutrients for immunity including vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and nutritional lipids, we offer a wide array of targeted nutritional solutions to help you bring your immunity innovations to the people who need them most. From large-scale solutions such as staple food fortification to point-of-use fortification like micronutrient powders, DSM can help you ensure that your nutrition programs are designed with the needs of consumers and beneficiaries in mind.

Fortified Rice Kernels

Rice is one of the most consumed staple food products globally. Although rice provides about 20% of the world’s calorie intake, white rice provides few nutrients, contributing to the prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies, or hidden hunger.8 The public and private sectors can use rice as a vehicle for fortification, adding back the vitamins and minerals that may have been lost during processing. Fortified rice looks, cooks and tastes the same as its non-fortified counterpart. Fortification with micronutrients is a safe, proven and cost-effective way of increasing the nutritional intake of populations, and can be incorporated into any rice production process, making it a great option for both governments and local rice producers to implement in school feeding and workforce nutrition programs.

Micronutrient Powders (MNPs)

DSM offers a broad portfolio of safe, easy-to-use and affordable nutritional ingredients that fill the nutrient gap in the diets of populations at risk of, or affected by, malnutrition. Alongside essential nutrients for immunity including vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and nutritional lipids, we offer a wide array of targeted nutritional solutions to help you bring your immunity innovations to the people who need them most. From large-scale solutions such as staple food fortification to point-of-use fortification like micronutrient powders, DSM can help you ensure that your nutrition programs are designed with the needs of consumers and beneficiaries in mind.

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Your end-to-end partner for immune health innovation

DSM is spearheading innovation in the field of immunity. Through scientifically proven nutritional solutions and end-to-end support, DSM helps stakeholders across the public and private sectors run programs that improve the nutritional intake, health and immunity of millions of people. Providing high-quality products, customized solutions and expert services throughout the development and launch of these nutrition initiatives, DSM offers the global support you need to make a difference in people’s lives and help keep the world’s growing population healthy.

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