1. Nutrition as a Human Right
Our primary guiding principle is that every child, youth, woman and man has the right to foods that are of adequate quantity and quality to meet their dietary needs to promote the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health. Adequate foods should be available, accessible and acceptable within a given culture;
The use of Sprinkles is one way to improve the nutritional quality of local foods through home-fortification.
2. Scientific Credibility and Ethical Rigor
We follow an internationally accepted peer review process for protocols and publications throughout the research process;
We pursue peer-reviewed funding as a primary option;
We maintain the highest ethical standards in all of our research endeavors.
3. Strong Sustainable Partnerships
We engage in partnership development and knowledge transfer with reputable academic, government or non-governmental organizations for all international research projects;
We ensure that our international partners are involved in all stages of the research process including protocol design and evaluation;
We partner with government, non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, social marketing groups and the private sector to support the sustainable distribution of Sprinkles.
4. Cultural and Contextual Respect
We value exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and encourage the use of Sprinkles to support the age-appropriate introduction of 'home-fortified' complementary foods;
We aim to include Sprinkles within existing country-specific programs such as complementary feeding, early childhood development programs, and antenatal care programs.
We attempt to ensure that all our research and program activities are evidence-based and critically monitored and evaluated;
We report program and financial activities and disseminate summaries of these activities to the community through an annual report.