Library

The REFINE Library is a collection of resources relating to food-supported interventions, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, organizational documents, and general discussion pieces on key topics related to food aid products and interventions. These resources are tagged according to the subject matter they cover. If relevant to more than one category the document appears in both categories. New resources are added regularly according to search criteria and standards developed by REFINE.

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Antenatal dietary education and supplementation to increase energy and protein intake

Ota, E., Hori, H., Mori, R., Tobe-Gai, R., Farrar, D.. "Antenatal dietary education and supplementation to increase energy and protein intake." Cochrane Library (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women

Balancing omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF)

Brenna, J. T., Akomo, P., Bahwere, P., Berkley, J. A., Calder, P., Jones, K. D, Liu, L., Manary, M., Trehan, I. , Briend, A.. "Balancing omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF)." BMC Medicine 12 , no. 117 (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

Cofortification of ferric pyrophosphate and citric acid/trisodium citrate into extruded rice grains doubles iron bioavailability through in situ generation of soluble ferric pyrophosphate citrate complexes

Hackl, L., Cercamondi, C. I., Zeder, C., Wild, D., Adelmann, H., Zimmermann, M. B., Moretti, D.. "Cofortification of ferric pyrophosphate and citric acid/trisodium citrate into extruded rice grains doubles iron bioavailability through in situ generation of soluble ferric pyrophosphate citrate complexes." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 103 , no. 5 (2016) : 1252-9
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Community management of acute malnutrition in the developing world

Park, S., Kim, S., Ouma, C., Loha, M., Wierzba, T. F., Beck, N. S.. "Community management of acute malnutrition in the developing world." Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 15 , no. 4 (2012) : 210-219
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM
  • MAM

Community-based supplementary feeding for promoting the growth of children under five years of age in low and middle income countries

Sguassero, Y., de Onis, M., Bonotti, A., Carroli, G.. "Community-based supplementary feeding for promoting the growth of children under five years of age in low and middle income countries." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 6 (2012)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM

Comparison of weight-for-height and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in a therapeutic feeding programme in South Sudan: is MUAC alone a sufficient criterion for admission of children at high risk of mortality?

Grellety, E., Krause, L. K., Shams Eldin, M., Porten, K., Isanaka, S.. "Comparison of weight-for-height and mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) in a therapeutic feeding programme in South Sudan: is MUAC alone a sufficient criterion for admission of children at high risk of mortality?." Public Health Nutrition 18 , no. 14 (2015) : 2575-2581
Study Interventions
  • Not Described
Countries
  • South Sudan
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

Dairy products and physical stature: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials

de Beer, H.. "Dairy products and physical stature: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials." Economics & Human Biology 10 , no. 3 (2012) : 299-309
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Delivering improved nutrition: Dairy ingredients in food aid products

Schlossman, N.. "Delivering improved nutrition: Dairy ingredients in food aid products." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 37 , no. 1 Suppl (2016) : S6-S13
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM

Delivery channels to close the nutrient intake gap—What to do without data?

Moench-Pfanner, R., Kraemer, K.. "Delivery channels to close the nutrient intake gap—What to do without data?." Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology 61 , no. Supplement (2015) : S197-S197

Developing food supplements for moderately malnourished children: lessons learned from ready-to-use therapeutic foods

Briend, A., Akomo, P., Bahwere, P., de Pee, S., Dibari, F., Golden, M. H., Manary, M., Ryan, K.. "Developing food supplements for moderately malnourished children: lessons learned from ready-to-use therapeutic foods." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36 , no. 1 Suppl (2015) : S53-8
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • MAM

Effects of different complementary feeding regimens on iron status and enteric microbiota in breastfed infants

Krebs, N. F., Sherlock, L. G., Westcott, J., Culbertson, D., Hambidge, K. M., Feazel, L. M., Robertson, C. E., Frank, D. N.. "Effects of different complementary feeding regimens on iron status and enteric microbiota in breastfed infants." Journal of Pediatrics 163 , no. 2 (2013) : 416-423
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Enhancing processes for introduction, production, quality assurance, and delivery of US Title II food aid products

Schlossman, N., Webb, P., Bagriansky, J., Johnson, Q., Rogers, B., Tilahun, J., Masterson, A. R.. "Enhancing processes for introduction, production, quality assurance, and delivery of US Title II food aid products." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 32 , no. Supplement 3 (2011) : 166S-171S
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • MAM

Evidence of the effectiveness of flour fortification programs on iron status and anemia: a systematic review

Pachon, H., Spohrer, R., Mei, Z., Serdula, M. K.. "Evidence of the effectiveness of flour fortification programs on iron status and anemia: a systematic review." Nutrition Review 73 , no. 11 (2015) : 780-795https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26433017
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • GAM

Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition in low-income settings: what's new?

Vaivada, T., Gaffey, M. F., Das, J. K., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition in low-income settings: what's new?." Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care 20 , no. 3 (2017) : 204-210
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM

Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition: what can be done and at what cost?

Bhutta, Z. A, Das, J. K., Rizvi, A., Gaffey, M. F., Walker, N., Horton, S., Webb, P., Lartey, A., Black, R. E.. "Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition: what can be done and at what cost?." The Lancet 382 , no. 9890 (2013) : 452-477
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM