- All micronutrient interventions
Vitamins and specific mineral elements are collectively referred to as “micronutrients” (MNs) because the dietary requirements for these essential nutrients are relatively small (typically <100 mg/d) compared with carbohydrates, fat, and protein, which are consumed in quantities >1 g and are regarded as “macronutrients”.
Brown, K., S. Moore, S. Hess, C. McDonald, K. Jones, S. Meadows, M. Manger, J. Coates, S. Alayon and S. Osendarp (2020). Strategic plan for increasing the availability and utilization of reliable data on population micronutrient status globally. Washington (DC): Micronutrient Forum.