Malnutrition and poor diet constitute the number one driver of the global burden of disease. Undernutrition is responsible for up to 50% of all deaths in children under the age of 5. In South Africa, 25% of the country’s children suffer from undernutrition. This increases the risk of child mortality as well as contracting infectious diseases. It also affects the physical and intellectual development of the children. The greatest drawback in malnutrition is the deficiency of essential nutraceuticals involved in important biological functions. Innovative technologies such as nanoformulated products are needed for food and agriculture in order to enhance the children’s health. The evaluation and application of various nanoformulated delivery systems will be explored for improving the stability and bioavailability of essential nutraceuticals for consumers.
Part of the book: Nanoemulsions