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Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) Hosts 2 Symposia at ICN 2017 Buenos Aires

Event Date: 
Oct 15, 2017 to Oct 20, 2017
Time: 
9:00 am to 7:00 pm BRST
Host: 
Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR)

Information

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

Follow us on Twitter: @FoodAidQuality

Follow the conversation using: #BetterFoodAid, #FriedmanatICN

Resources: 

Read about FAQR’s recent work to improve food aid on our page.

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