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Symposia at ICN 2017 Buenos Aires hosted by Food Aid Quality Review

Symposia at ICN 2017 Buenos Aires hosted by Food Aid Quality Review

Posted by gloria_guevara_alvarez on 5 Oct 2017

Dear All,


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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