Status: Baseline only
Reduce iron deficiency among children aged 1 to 2 years
Baseline: 6.3 percent of children aged 1 to 2 years had iron deficiency in 2015-16
Target: 2.1 percent
Young children who don’t get enough iron are at higher risk for developmental problems. Giving young children supplements or iron-rich foods — and adding iron to more foods in general — can help reduce iron deficiency.
Workgroup: Nutrition and Weight Status Workgroup