Optifood

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Optifood is a linear programming software application that allows public health professionals to identify the nutrients people obtain from their local diets, and to formulate and test population-specific food-based recommendations to meet their nutritional needs. Optimization analyses help these professionals specify the lowest cost combination of local foods that will meet or come as close as possible to meeting the nutrient needs of specific target groups. Optifood was developed by WHO in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, FANTA, and Blue-Infinity.