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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.

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Lipid based nutrient supplements

Lipid – based Nutrient Supplements

Heidi Sandige, MD


Lns lipid based nutrient supplements

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.

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.


Why lns

Why LNS?

  • Simplicity (home use)

  • Ease of Use (no cooking)

  • Good storage

  • Safety

  • Effectiveness


How much lns

How much LNS?


Lns family

LNS Family


Lipid based nutrient supplements

RUTF

Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food

Universal Formulation:

Peanut Paste

Milk Powder

Oil

Sugar

Vitamin/Mineral Mix


Lipid based nutrient supplements

RUTF

For Severely Malnourished Children

100% of dietary needs

Distributed according to a medical model


Lipid based nutrient supplements

RUTF

Evidence Based

Validated

Advocated

Programmatic Guidance exists


Rusf s

RUSF (s)

Ready-to-Use Supplementary Foods

Many Different Formulations

Many Different applications


Lipid based nutrient supplements

RUSF

Complement to the diet

Designed to Purpose

  • Micronutrient needs

  • Caloric needs


Lipid based nutrient supplements

RUSF

Active area of research

Evidence is accumulating

http://ilins.org/


Lns to treat moderate acute malnutrition

LNS to treat Moderate Acute Malnutrition

10 Years of Evidence

75 kcal/kg day

Reduced presentation of children with SAM

Becoming standard part of CMAM guidelines


Lns to prevent malnutrition

LNS to Prevent Malnutrition

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


Lns to prevent linear stunting

LNS to prevent Linear Stunting

  • Multiple ongoing studies: Malawi, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Bangladesh

    • Target

    • Amount

  • Key research finding – LNS does NOT decrease breast milk intake


Lns as part of hiv programming

LNS as part of HIV programming

Treatment of Wasting

Improve nutritional status of non-wasted individuals

Medication adherence


We ve heard a lot about sharing

We’ve heard a lot about Sharing. . .


We ve hear a lot about quality control

We’ve hear a lot about quality control . . .


We ve heard a lot about promoting local agriculture and local capacity

We’ve heard a lot about promoting local agriculture and local capacity. . .


We ve heard a lot about cost effectiveness

We’ve heard a lot about cost-effectiveness . . .


Lipid based nutrient supplements

Thank you


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