On October 22nd, Nutrition Innovation Lab in collaboration with Lúrio University (UniLúrio), the National Institute of Health (INS), the Association for Food and Nutrition Security (ANSA), and the University of Georgia, launched a study on the “Evaluation of the Relationship Between Aflatoxin Exposure and Stunting in 10 Districts of Nampula Province, Mozambique”. This project aims to assess the aflatoxin levels in children 6 to 59 months old in Nampula as well as enumerate the association with stunting/height for age in the children. The project is being conducted through buy-in support from the USAID mission in Mozambique. Data collection took place in Nampula Province, specifically in the districs of Angoche, Larde, Malema, Meconta, Mecuburi, Mogovolas, Moma, Monapo, Murrupula e Rapale.
The official launch took place on October 22nd.
The Feed the Future Nutrition Innovation Lab is pleased to announce the launch of the, first ever, Malawian Food Composition Table. The developmental of the food composition table is a product of collaborative efforts with the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), South Africa Medical Research Council, and the Government of Malawi,through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS. Soon, regional and Malawian, health professionals, food manufacturers, and residents will have available, for the first time, the nutrient profile for all Malawian foods. The Food Composition Table is yet another tool to help improve the nutritional profile for all Malawian.