Publication Date
June 2021
USAID Advancing Nutrition


This guidance was developed for the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance-managed International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP). The lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) described below are for nutrition promotion/protection and not for treatment.

Introduction: This technical brief provides information for designing small- and medium-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS-SQ and LNS-MQ) programs that promote improved nutritional status of women and young children in resource-limited settings. The following sections feature an overview of recent evidence, considerations for program design, and details of ways that LNS can complement or enhance a wide range of community health and development programs.

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