daily vitamin A requirement (the Recommended Daily Allowance or RDA). As such, the use of Sprinkles as
‘home fortification’ is complementary to the high dose vitamin A capsules, not competitive. When the WHO
initiated the high dose capsules, they did not stipulate that the child receiving the supplement should not
eat food containing vitamin A. Indeed, they recommended an age-appropriate diet which would contain all
micronutrients, including vitamin A.
Sprinkles with vitamin A is formulated to help children meet their RDA for vitamin A and thus is safe to use with the high dose supplement.