You have just been hired by the World Health Organization to promote nutrition education and policies in a small country in Asia, whose population has a high prevalence of goiter. Which of the following policies would be the best to implement with respect to iodine status, cost, and efficiency?
a. Fortify the salt with iodine
b. Promote free iodine supplements for all who want them
c. Educate the population to avoid all goitrogens in their diet
d. Educate the population to spend more time at the beach as seawater, sea mist, and seafood are sources of iodine