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User Friendly Software to Design Low Cost Complementary Feeding

Complementary feeding of older infants and young children continues to present a real challenge to field workers. Practical questions typically faced in the field by nutritionists working in developing countries include:

Now, adapting local foods to meet nutrient needs can be aided by a mathematical tool, linear programming. The user-friendly programme (Linear Programming Module of Nutrisurvey) can be download at http://www.nutrisurvey.de/lp/lp.htm and allows you to design diets compatible with local food habits and fulfilling different sets of nutritional recommendations, at the lowest possible cost. Nutritional recommendations incorporated are defined for the following age groups: 6-8 months, 9-11 months, and 12-23 months.

For further information, contact André Briend, Medical Officer, Department of Child & Adolescence Health and Development, World Health Organization, Genèva, Switzerland, email:brienda@who.int or Juergen Erhardt, SEAMEO-TROPMED, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia email: mail@nutrisurvey.de

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