ICN Scientific Symposia

Addressing Child Malnutrition: Newer Measures to Advance Prevention and Treatment Outcomes

How do we better understand, measure and address child malnutrition in the 21st century?

The goal of this symposium was to move forward on the agenda of improving the way we measure forms of malnutrition to better deliver sustainable impacts, with an emphasis in the context of food-based programming. We focused on three areas of emerging research in the area of measuring child malnutrition and “recovery” outcomes, including: protein quality, environmental enteric dysfunction and body composition, with speakers addressing the current evidence, challenges and research needs going forward.

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 When

Monday, October 16th, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST

Where

IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina
For full congress details visit the ICN page http://www.icn2017.com

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Contacts

Devika Suri, Data Manager Devika.Suri@tufts.edu

A symposium for researchers and policymakers in global nutrition programming

A symposium for researchers and policymakers in global nutrition programming

On Wednesday, October 18th, the Food Aid Quality Review project of Tufts University hosted a symposium aimed to raise the bar on how we use specialized nutritious foods in food aid. Researchers from UC Davis, Tufts University, and Copenhagen University synthesized the latest evidence on food aid products that field experts from the World Food Program, Action Against Hunger, and Valid Nutrition interpreted this evidence through a programming lens. We explored the practical challenges that come with a growing knowledge base for in-kind food aid interventions.

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The event was hosted with funding from the Office of Food for Peace (FFP) of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

When

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST

Where

IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina
For full congress details visit the ICN page http://www.icn2017.com

Social Media

Follow us on Twitter: @FoodAidQuality

Follow the conversation using: #BetterFoodAid and  #FriedmanatICN

Contacts

Kristine Caiafa, Research Assistant Kristine.Caiafa@tufts.edu

Posters

Research Methods Used to Determine Cost-Effectiveness of a Supplementary Feeding Trial to Prevent Child Undernutrition in Burkina Faso

This poster demonstrates how cost-effectiveness research has been done by FAQR and informs good research practice important to generate cost-effectiveness results for food aid/nutrition policy and programming.

For more details about poster presentations, date, time and location visit the ICN page http://www.icn2017.com.

Changes in household food insecurity between enrollment and exit from a blanket supplementary feeding program for children 6 – 23 months old in Burkina Faso

This poster directly addresses dynamics around household food insecurity.

 

For more details about poster presentations, date, time and location visit the ICN page http://www.icn2017.com.

Methods for rigorous in-home observation conducted during a food aid cost-effectiveness trial in Burkina Faso

This work describes challenges and opportunities in conducting multi-day in-home observations in the context of supplementary feeding program research in Burkina Faso.

 

 

For more details about poster presentations, date, time and location visit the ICN page http://www.icn2017.com.

Accelerated shelf life studies: testing micronutrient stability of new and upgraded food aid products

Presents and analyses the vitamin and mineral stability and integrity of U.S. products included in the Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Phase II food aid effectiveness trials, and discusses the benefits of accelerated shelf life trials for food aid products.

 

FAQR Poster Schedule: Tues Oct 17th 12:30-13:00 Touch Screen 1, Track 3  STOP BY!

For more details about poster presentations, date, time and location visit the ICN page http://www.icn2017.com.

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