Publication Date
February 2023



This guidance note on the use of Small Supplements for the Prevention of Malnutrition in Early Childhood (SQ-LNS) aims at supporting countries considering integrating SQ-LNS into their programming for the prevention of malnutrition in nutritionally vulnerable children 6-12 months of age and in populations in which child undernutrition is prevalent and dietary quality is very poor. SQ-LNS is not a stand-alone intervention but when integrated into a core package of essential nutrition actions – including quality counselling on continued breastfeeding and optimal complementary feeding – can be protective in contexts where access to diverse diets is limited.

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