Opportunities in Malnutrition Management

Date: March 22, 2011
Pages: 174
US$ 3,835.00
Publisher: Business Insights
Report type: Strategic Report
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Opportunities in Malnutrition Management
Malnutrition affects more than 925 million people globally. In developing economies initiatives address micronutrient malnutrition through supplementation and food fortification, whilst in developed countries it is under diagnosed and undertreated.

This report outlines the various strategies and products that food companies have developed to combat the issue of malnutrition. It includes approaches to treating micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. fortified and genetically modified foods), and assesses malnutrition associated with eating disorders and the aging population. The report also identifies market opportunities for the food industry.

Scope of this research
  • Analyze different strategies that have been developed by companies to meet specific needs for both micronutrient and disease-related malnutrition.
  • Identify companies involved in global initiatives in the developing world and assess their business models for targeting emerging consumers.
  • Assess malnutrition in the elderly and its long term impact on health and disease, and the import of the elderly in future functional food development.
  • Understand how increased knowledge of the pathophysiology of eating disorders may lead to more effective nutritional therapy.
  • Evaluate how new technologies are being applied and to which foods in order to address malnutrition.
Research and analysis highlights

Globally 14% of people undernourished and 1 in 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Food supplementation and fortification is a cost-effective way to address this issue and may provide the food industry with a new opportunity to address the nutritional needs of over 1 billion new and emerging consumers.

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are prevalent in adolescents affecting up to 3% of females. Recent research indicates that the incidence of eating disorders is on the increase particularly in boys (representing up to 10% of all cases in children and adolescents). Eating disorders may be affected by genetic and environmental factors.

Malnutrition is common in the elderly and is a major cause for concern. By 2020 it is estimated that almost 2 billion people will be aged over 60 and by 2050 nearly a 25% of the world population will be 60 or over. Companies are increasingly focusing on the development of disease-related nutrition to promote healthy aging.

Key reasons to purchase this research
  • What global initiatives are underway to address malnutrition in developed and emerging countries, and who are the major players?
  • Who is working in the field of biofortification and genetic engineering and when will new products emerge and how will they be received?
  • What impact does malnutrition have on the older generation, and hospitalized patients, and what disease-related products are under development?
  • What strategies are companies adopting to target malnutrition in the younger and older generation in the industrialized and developing world?
  • What role does nutrition education play in healthy eating and how can it be used to target malnutrition and eating disorders in today’s society?
Table of Contents
About the author
Executive summary
Malnutrition in the developing world
Malnutrition and eating disorders
Malnutrition in older people
Challenges, opportunities, and leading players


Malnutrition in the developing world
Malnutrition in children and adolescents
Malnutrition in older people
Eating attitudes
The role of nutrition in eating disorders and malnutrition
Industry strategies for malnutrition and undernutrition
Report outline


Malnutrition trends and characteristics in the developing world
The role of diet and food provision in malnutrition in the developing world
Recommended nutritional intake and nutritional education
Global initiatives targeting malnutrition
Strategies for reducing the prevalence of malnutrition
Vitamin A
Innovative approaches to vitamin A supplementation
Fortification of foods
Multinutrient powders
Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF)
Fortification of staple ingredients
Flour fortification
Case study: Fortified flour (Interflour)
Other flour fortification initiatives
Rice fortification
Case study: NutriRice (DSM/Bühler)
Salt and seasonings
Fortified milk and milk powders
Oil fortification
Case study: Orange-fleshed sweet potato (HarvestPlus)
Case study: The golden rice project


Prevalence, characteristics, and trends
Diagnosing eating disorders
Medical nutrition therapy in eating disorders
Good nutrition and how it can impact eating disorders
Strategies to target malnutrition associated with eating disorders
Abbott Nutrition
Nestlé Health Science
Fresenius Kabi


Malnutrition trends and characteristics
Malnutrition in the elderly
Malnutrition in hospitalized and institutionalized patients
Malnutrition in patients with chronic conditions
Designing foods for malnutrition in older people
Health issues associated with age- and disease-related malnutrition
The role of good nutrition and the establishment of guidelines to target malnutrition
Strategies that target malnutrition in older people
Meal fortification
Oral nutritional supplements
Enteral nutrition
Parenteral nutrition
Company strategies
Abbott Nutrition
Fresenius Kabi
Nestlé Health Science
Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition


Nutritional education
Applying food sciences and technology
Biotechnology in new food products
Emerging consumers
Soft drink fortification
Expanding healthcare nutrition for older people
Leading companies
Abbott Nutrition
Ajinomoto Group
Groupe Danone
DSM Nutritional Products
Fresenius Kabi
Nestlé Health Science


Research methodology
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5


Figure 1: Global breakdown of undernourished people (%), 2010
Figure 2: Impact of vitamin A, iron, and iodine deficiencies
Figure 3: GDP growth: emerging vs developed economies (%), 2005–10
Figure 4: Common eating disorders
Figure 5: Impact of malnutrition in the elderly
Figure 6: Global number of hungry people (m), 1969–2010
Figure 7: Purchasing power of consumers
Figure 8: Split of types of disease in low- and high-resource countries (m), 2010
Figure 9: Timelines on initiatives to target malnutrition
Figure 10: Sight and Life Initiative
Figure 11: Phasing of micronutrient intervention
Figure 12: Vitalita Sprinkles
Figure 13: Chispitas sprinkles
Figure 14: MixMe Premix
Figure 15: Nutriset range for malnutrition
Figure 16: Compact for Life range for malnutrition
Figure 17: World Bank ranking of cost-effective interventions
Figure 18: Regional penetration (%) of industrial-scale fortification
Figure 19: GAIN premix facility – addressing premix procurement challenges
Figure 20: Vitamin and mineral content (%) of raw and milled rice
Figure 21: Manufacturing process of NutriRice
Figure 22: Micronutrient profile of NutriRice
Figure 23: Nestlé’s Maggi product range
Figure 24: Nestlé – affordable fortified milk products
Figure 25: DSM – affordable powdered milk
Figure 26: BASF – food fortification with vitamin A
Figure 27: Key advantages of biofortification
Figure 28: HarvestPlus biofortified orange-fleshed sweet potato
Figure 29: Long-term health impact of malnutrition from eating disorders
Figure 30: Long-term health impact of overnutrition from obesity
Figure 31: Multidisciplinary approach to eating disorders
Figure 32: Fresenius – Fresubin and Diben range
Figure 33: Individuals at risk of age and disease-related malnutrition
Figure 34: Screening tools to identify individuals at risk of malnutrition
Figure 35: Global population aged over 60 (%), 1950–2050
Figure 36: Healthy aging – maintaining functional capacity over lifetime
Figure 37: Malnutrition in hospital patients (%) by category
Figure 38: Malnutrition in patients with chronic conditions (%)
Figure 39: Impact of malnutrition on the elderly
Figure 40: Nutritional management strategies for malnutrition
Figure 41: Impact of ONS on age and disease-related malnutrition
Figure 42: Fresenius Kabi ONS range
Figure 43: Fresenius disease-specific enteral products
Figure 44: Nestlé Resource SeniorActiv, a FSMP
Figure 45: MNA–SF Assessment
Figure 46: Nutricia ONS range
Figure 47: Nutricia range for dysphagia patients
Figure 48: Medical Nutrition USA product range
Figure 49: Drivers, challenges and opportunities in malnutrition
Figure 50: Population (%) meeting recommended daily intake of dairy
Figure 51: Population (%) meeting recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetable
Figure 52: BIO survey on the top 10 national issues in the US, 2007
Figure 53: Emerging consumer population (m), 2000–20
Figure 54: Emerging consumer segmentation
Figure 55: Vitingo


Table 1: Definitions of key terms
Table 2: Composition of micronutrient supplements providing 1 RNI for pregnant women & children36
Table 3: Community gardening projects in developing countries
Table 4: School gardening projects in developing countries
Table 5: Vitalita Sprinkles composition
Table 6: Guidelines for flour fortification
Table 7: Crops currently undergoing biofortification
Table 8: Eating disorders – statistics
Table 9: Anorexia nervosa – incidence, characterization, and symptoms
Table 10: Bulimia nervosa – incidence, characterization, and symptoms
Table 11: Binge eating disorder (BED)* – incidence, characterization and, symptoms
Table 12: Nutrition-related clinical signs of eating disorders
Table 13: Nutrient-dense and energy-dense foods and drinks
Table 14: Nestlé Health Science – key brands
Table 15: Nestlé Health Science – key brands (contd)
Table 16: Factors contributing to disease-related malnutrition
Table 17: Consequences of age- and disease-related malnutrition
Table 18: Leading enteral nutrition products
Table 19: Leading parenteral nutrition products
Table 20: Companies and product strategies in malnutrition
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