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Effectiveness of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements in Bangladesh

17 January 2018

Micronutrient powders (MNPs) are the most common type of home fortification for preventing maternal and child undernutrition. A newer approach is to provide micronutrients and some key macronutrients, including essential fatty acids, through lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS). This study compares the anthropometric outcomes, including growth through 24 months; developmental outcomes at 24 months; and micronutrient status at 18 months of each approach. 

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Recipe Book and Guide Promote Improved Diets for Women and Children in Guatemala’s Western Highlands

10 January 2018

FANTA developed a Spanish-language recipe book and guide for government of Guatemala and USAID/Guatemala partner staff that promote nutritious, accessible, and affordable foods to improve the diets of pregnant and lactating women and young children in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. The food-based recommendations developed by FANTA and partners using the Optifood tool are the basis for the foods included in the recipes.  

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Uganda District Nutrition Coordination Committee Initiative

28 December 2017

The second year of Uganda’s DNCC Initiative continued to strengthen nutrition governance, building on the progress made in year 1. This report describes the activities, key achievements, and lessons learned during year 2, as well as district progress, challenges, and recommended stakeholder action going forward.

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Uganda Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Planning (MSNAP) Training Module

22 December 2017

In collaboration with Uganda’s Office of Prime Minister, FANTA developed a Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Planning Training Module to guide district/local level governments and key stakeholders through the process of drafting Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plans (MSNAPs) in line with national nutrition planning frameworks.  

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