Best Bets Webinar Series: Small-Quantity Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (SQ-LNS) to Reduce Stunting
In November 2023, IPA launched Best Bets: Emerging Opportunities for Impact at Scale. The report showcases fourteen innovations that IPA’s sector experts and scientific advisors believe hold the most promise for making an impact at scale, but for which key questions still need to be answered.
As part of the Best Bets launch, IPA hosted a Best Bets Webinar focused on Small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) to reduce stunting, held online on Thursday, January 25, 2024 (11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST).
Following a brief introduction to IPA’s Best Bets, the event featured presentations by Kathryn Dewey, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and Steering Committee member of the SQ-LNS Task Force; Doug Parkerson, Director of IPA’s Path-to-Scale Research initiative and Primary Investigator for the Impact of Growth Charts and SQ-LNS on Child Growth in Zambia; Christine Stewart, Director at the Institute for Global Nutrition and Corinne L. Rustici Endowed Chair in Applied Human Nutrition at UC Davis and Steering Committee member of the SQ-LNS Task Force; and Philomena Irene, Nutrition Specialist at UNICEF implementing the SQ-LNS program in Nigeria. They discussed the latest evidence surrounding SQ-LNS as well as the challenges faced when delivering SQ-LNS at scale in low- and middle-income countries.
Watch the webinar recording here:
To learn about the previous webinar in our Best Bets Webinar Series (focused on Entrepreneurial Mindset and Soft Skills Training Programs), please see here.