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Acceptability of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements and Micronutrient Powders among Pregnant and Lactating Women and Infants and Young Children in Bangladesh and Their Perceptions about Malnutrition and Nutrient Supplements (2012)

In Under-nutrition on May 25, 2012 at 9:17 am

FANTA-2 and partners University of California-Davis; the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; and the World Mission Prayer League (LAMB Hospital) conducted an assessment of the acceptability of lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) and micronutrient powders (MNP) among pregnant and lactating women and infants and young children in Bangladesh. Two different flavored LNS products, and one MNP (for infants and young children only) were tested for each group through a 2-day test feeding trial and a 2-week take-home trial. Focus groups were held with participants and community health program staff and volunteers to discuss their preferences for the LNS and MNP and to get feedback about their perceptions of malnutrition and nutrient supplements. Results showed that all tested supplements were acceptable in terms of both the amount of the test meal consumed and the rankings of overall acceptability. The home-use trials and focus group discussion data confirmed acceptability and indicated that sharing of supplements with others was uncommon.”

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