Efficacy of a multiple micronutrient-fortified lipid-based nutrient supplement for children under two in Cambodia
- Bindi Borg
Study PeriodFebruary 2016 - October 2016
The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the efficacy of the LNS on children aged 6-17 months in treating and preventing moderate acute malnutrition. The impact of product will be compared to Corn Soy Blend ++ (CSB++), Sprinkles, and to a control group consuming an unsupplemented diet, which is usually borbor at an early age and thereafter, family foods.
- Experimental: Lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS)
- Active Comparator: Corn-soy blend ++ (CSB++)
- Active Comparator: Sprinkles
- No Intervention: Control
- Nutritional status: Weight-for-height (WHZ), length/height-for-age (L/HAZ), and weight-for-age (WAZ) calculated through monthly weight and height measurements
- Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
- Standard Fortified Food Blends
- Micronutrient powders (MNP)
- Locally produced
How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented "on the ground"?