Lipid – based Nutrient Supplements. Heidi Sandige, MD. LNS = Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements. A family of products designed to deliver nutrients to vulnerable people. The majority of the energy provided is lipid based.
Heidi Sandige, MD
A family of products designed to deliver nutrients to vulnerable people. The majority of the energy provided is lipid based.
All LNS provide a range of vitamins and minerals, as well as energy, protein, and essential fatty acids.
LNS formulations can be tailored to meet the nutrient needs of specific groups and to fit in particular programmatic contexts.
Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food
For Severely Malnourished Children
100% of dietary needs
Distributed according to a medical model
Programmatic Guidance exists
Ready-to-Use Supplementary Foods
Many Different Formulations
Many Different applications
Complement to the diet
Designed to Purpose
Active area of research
Evidence is accumulating
10 Years of Evidence
75 kcal/kg day
Reduced presentation of children with SAM
Becoming standard part of CMAM guidelines
MSF in Niger 2010 “critical and significant effect on mortality”
Columbia reduced GAM
South Darfur significantly higher anthropometric indexes
UNHCR is developing operational guidance for refugee use
Treatment of Wasting
Improve nutritional status of non-wasted individuals