Meeting reports and presentations
Members of the LNS Research Network met on 8th April in Washington DC. About 115 people attended, representing over half of our Network.
Download the meeting report here
- To share information and updates on new, current, and recent research on the potential of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) to contribute to prevention of undernutrition in vulnerable groups.
- To facilitate exchanges between researchers and practitioners who share a common interest in this topic.
The meeting handouts, including the program and abstracts for oral and poster presentations are available here. Some presentations are also available. Network members also shared two-page descriptions of new ongoing and planned research, and methods/tools.
- LNS Research Network meeting program 8th April 2011 [pdf]
- Description of the Network [pdf]
- Abstracts from oral and poster presentations (including email contact(s) for each) [pdf]
- Meeting evaluation and solicitation of input on future of the Network [pdf]
- Potential benefits of a preventive distribution: results of an observational cohort study during the hunger gap in Niger, 2010 – presented by Sandra Cohuet, Epicentre
- Does a lipid-based-nutrient supplement + infant feeding education improve growth outcomes among HIV-exposed infants in Haiti? – presented by Rebecca Heidkamp, Cornell University and GHESKIO (Haiti)
- Preventing Malnutrition: Operational Research Using Two Blanket Distribution Approaches in Two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps of South Darfur, Sudan – presented by Erin Boyd, UNICEF and Leisel Talley, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Operational Guidance on the use of special nutrition products including LNS in refugee contexts – presented by Sarah Style (ENN) and Caroline Wilkinson (UNHCR). Also available: Executive summary of the draft UNHCR Operational Guidance [pdf]
- Caregiver and child behaviors in rural Malawi differ during LNS and usual complementary feeding episodes – presented by Valerie Flax, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Intra-household use and acceptability of Ready to Use Supplemental Foods distributed in Niger between July and December 2010 – presented by Sandra Cohuet, Epicentre
- Formative research for the development of a market-based home fortification program for young children in Niger – Presented by Katie Tripp, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Willingness-to-pay for a new maternal nutrient supplement: Preliminary results -- Presented by Steve Vosti, University of California, Davis
- Tapping the Codex Alimentarius process to improve the nutrition of older infants and young children – Presented by Anna Lartey, University of Ghana
- Complementary foods: Creating the space for their ethical marketing – Presented by Jane Badham, JB Consultancy
- Complementary foods: Challenges and opportunities within the regulatory landscape – Presented by Lara Sweet, JB Consultancy
- Global assessment of home fortification interventions -- Presented by Laura Irizarry, UNICEF
- Information sharing: ongoing and new research
- Prevention of acute malnutrition during the lean season: Urban centers in Madagascar [pdf]
- International lipid-based nutrient supplements (iLiNS) project overview [pdf]
- iLiNS sub-study: Effect of daily consumption of a micronutrient-fortified, energy-dense lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) on breast milk intake in Malawian infants [pdf]
- iLiNS sub-study: The effect of various doses of lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) on energy intake from complementary foods of 9-month old infants in rural Malawi [pdf]
- treatFOOD: Effectiveness of improved diets for children with moderate acute malnutrition: a randomized controlled trial [pdf]
- Evaluation Of Complementary Food Supplements For Reducing Childhood Undernutrition: A JHU, ICDDR,B, and WFP Collaborative Study [pdf]
- Research design: impact in linear growth and haemoglobin level of different strategies in rural communities in Peru [pdf]
- Nutritional support for African adults starting antiretroviral therapy (NUSTART) [pdf]
- Rang-Din Nutrition Study: Effectiveness study to compare home-fortification approaches for the prevention of malnutrition in pregnant and lactating women and their children in Bangladesh [pdf]
- Information sharing on methods, tools
- ProPAN: An Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) tool with potential use in needs-assessments and improving delivery, integration and evaluation of LNS into programs [pdf]
- Assessing child development in the context of nutrition trials in developing countries: Principles for test selection, adaptation, and evaluation [pdf]
At the 4th Africa Nutritional Epidemiology Conference (ANEC IV) in Nairobi, the iLiNS Project sponsored and facilitated a symposium on the use of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) in the treatment and prevention of childhood malnutrition.
UNICEF/ WHO/ WFP Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop, 25-27 March 2010.
Contributed by Saskia de Pee and Edith Heines, WFP, April 2010.
LNS Research Network members met in Rome on February 6, 2009.
Meeting Report [pdf]
- iLiNS overview [pdf]
- Valid Nutrition LNS Research Program Rome [pdf]
- Valid - Acceptability effectiveness of cs-rutf HIV pos adults [pdf]
- RCT with adult HIV patients in Jimma Ethiopia [pdf]
- Overview of LNS in programs [pdf]
- Preventive supplementation w RUF MSF Niger [pdf]
- Child-centered approach in PHC - RCT in Burkina Faso [pdf]
- Use of LNS in refugee populations [pdf]