Evidence and Programmatic Considerations for the Use of Small Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements for the Prevention of Malnutrition

Group photo of SQ-LNS meeting

USAID, through FANTA and the International Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (iLiNS) Project, hosted a technical meeting on October 14–16, 2015, which brought together 44 program implementers and researchers to take stock of the lessons learned from operationalizing small quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) in a programmatic setting. Throughout the meeting, participants shared evidence, experiences, challenges, and lessons learned from using SQ-LNS for the prevention of malnutrition. The meeting was organized around four main topic areas:

  • Social and behavior change communication related to SQ-LNS
  • Use of SQ-LNS
  • Economics of SQ-LNS
  • Logistics of SQ-LNS

A summary of the meeting highlights is available and a full report of the findings is forthcoming. 

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