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Framework and Specifications for the Nutritional Composition of a Food Supplement for Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) in Undernourished and Low-Income Settings

This document is a report by an expert group capturing the considerations and consensus of the expert consultation on the framework and specifications for macro- and micronutrient composition, form and type, and use-case for nutritious, ready-to-use food supplements for pregnant and lactating women who are inadequately nourished, and/or at-risk of suboptimal nutrient intake related to food insecurity (e.g. residing in food insecure household) or in an area affected by (seasonal food insecurity) in low and middle income country settings. The consultation was held at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Sept 19-20, 2016 and the report was finalized in April 2017.

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