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Use of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS) to Improve the Nutrient Adequacy of General Food Distribution Rations for Vulnerable Sub-Groups in Emergency Settings

Authors: 
Camila M. Chaparro,
Kathryn G. Dewey
Organizational Authors: 
FANTA,
Academy for Educational Development (AED),
University of California, Davis,
USAID
Year Published: 
2009

The focus of this document is the potential role of LNS in meeting the nutritional needs of these vulnerable subgroups,with the goal of preventing malnutrition in emergency-affected populations.The document addresses the desired nutritional formulation of LNS for these target groups, taking into account the expected bioavailability of relevant nutrients and toxicity concerns. It also discusses the recommended chemical forms of the fortificants in LNS; stability and shelf-life considerations; production, packaging and distribution of LNS in the context of emergencies; and cost implications of the addition of LNS to current GFD rations for vulnerable groups

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