- January 12, 2016
Goal: To determine the impact on of small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements on growth and psychomotor development in young children.
Sight and Life and its partners Northwest University, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Unilever and DSM have investigated the effects of small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements on child growth and psychomotor development in young children. One of the product is a fortified fat-based paste, which provides additional dairy protein, essential fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and arachidonic acid (ARA) and choline. The second is a fortified fat-based paste, which provides essential fatty acids from vegetable oil alone. Compared to the control group, children who took the supplements had a better iron status at 12 months of age and, in addition, the supplement with the extra nutrients resulted in improved child psychomotor development and linear growth. The ultimate aim is create the next generation of lipid based nutrient supplement that provide enhanced support to growth and development.