A team led by Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy faculty has been carrying out a Food Aid Quality Review (FAQR) for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Office of Food for Peace (FFP). FAQR seeks to provide USAID and its partners with actionable recommendations on ways to improve nutrition among vulnerable people for whom the direct distribution of food aid can make a significant impact. The project is doing so by integrating the latest science on nutritional needs of beneficiary populations across the developing world and a growing understanding of the role of specially-formulated commodities in meeting defined nutritional needs. 

Sustainable Achievements for FAQR

  1. US food aid products redesigned to be fit for purpose
  2. Industry - standard product specifications and shelf - life testing protocols established
  3. Global standards set for food aid (aligning UN and US agencies)
  4. Open access evidence on successful food aid products and programming made possible
  5. Innovations in food aid packaging
  6. Cost-Effectiveness evidence, tools, and approaches applied to food aid product and programming choices 
16 hours 28 min ago
The Food Assistance for Nutrition Displays Special Session will showcase posters and food aid displays for all to s… https://t.co/ReY4uCeSnr
19 hours 28 min ago
The Roundtables Special Session at will highlight tools and resources that can be used to suppo… https://t.co/OUoJ9DJJbv
1 day 16 hours ago
Our last plenary session will reflect on the evidence presented and generate priorities for future research and inn… https://t.co/B4HYXZMxK9
1 day 21 hours ago
Don’t miss the "Innovations in Ingredients, Formulation & Processing Session" at . Topics includ… https://t.co/0IhZ7QgRC3