WHO Recommendations

Nutrition for Special Groups 3(3+0)

Lesson 48 : Hiv Aids

WHO Recommendations

“Micronutrient supplementation above the level of recommended micronutrients for healthy non- HIV-infected persons of the same age, sex, and physical activity level is not recommended”

  • Ideally, an adequate micronutrient intake should be achieved through consuming a diverse range of foods rich in micronutrients
  • Micronutrient supplementation may be appropriate for some PLHIV.

Discourage mega dosing of supplements

How to increase in Food Intake

In addition to normal food intake, 3 meals per day:

% increase

Quantity of food*


One extra snack


+20% Two extra snacks


1 extra main meal


One extra main meal and one snack


One extra main meal and two snacks


Two extra main meals


3 extra main meals and one snack

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