Journal article

Linear growth increased in young children in an urban slum of Haiti: a randomized controlled trial of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (Iannotti I., 2014. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)

01 May 14
Author(s)Lora L. Iannotti, Sherlie Jean Louis Dulience, Jamie Green, Saminetha Joseph, Judith François, Marie-Lucie Anténor, Carolyn Lesorogol, Jacqueline Mounce, and Nathan M Nickerson
Topic(s): Complementary feeding, Research, Small Grants Program
Language(s): English
Audience: Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
Programs: Strategic use of data

The aim of this project was to test the efficacy of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) on infants 6 to 11 months in Haiti. The LNS provided 108 kcal and vitamin A, vitamin B-12, iron, and zinc (80 % of the recommended amounts). The infants were followed for six months and were assesses for growth, development, and morbidity. An additional check check was made at one point in time six months after the intervention. An improvement in linear growth was observed.

The goal of the Alive & Thrive (A&T) Grants Program (2009 to 2014) was to identify new solutions for scaling up effective and sustainable interventions to improve infant and young child feeding by linking research to program delivery. A&T awarded eight two-year grants in 2010 and four in 2011. The Grants Program was managed by the University of California, Davis.