Mark your calendars! The USAID-funded Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) project is hosting two global learning symposia at the 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In one symposium, we will distill what is known, what is still to be learned, and what should be prioritized in research about protein ingredients in food aid products, different quantities of lipid nutrient supplements (LNSs), and cost-effectiveness studies on food aid formulations. In a second symposium, we will discuss newer measures of malnutrition beyond anthropometrics, and move the agenda forward in using these to achieve more sustainable impacts in the prevention and treatment of child malnutrition.
Also, check out our 4 poster presentations:
Accelerated shelf life studies: testing micronutrient stability of new and upgraded food aid products
Methods for rigorous in-home observation conducted during a food aid cost-effectiveness trial in Burkina Faso
Changes in household food insecurity between enrollment and exit from a blanket supplementary feeding program for children 6 – 23 months old in Burkina Faso
Research Methods Used to Determine Cost-Effectiveness of a Supplementary Feeding Trial to Prevent Child Undernutrition in Burkina Faso
If you are not joining us in person, be on the lookout for our reporting out from the event through our Twitter @FoodAidQuality and a report of proceedings from the symposia.
FAQR Symposia dates and times
Monday, October 16th, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST
IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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