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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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 being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
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 being Studied
  • SAM
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 powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
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 being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
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
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
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
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 being Studied
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • MAM
Pachon, H., Spohrer, R., Mei, Z., Serdula, M.. "Evidence of the effectiveness of flour fortification programs on iron status and anemia: a systematic review ." Nutrition Reviews 73 , no. 11 (2015) : 780-795
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
Tappis, H., Doocy, S., Amoako, S.. "Food commodity pipeline management in transitional settings: challenges and lessons learned from the first USAID food development program in South Sudan ." Global Health: Science and Practice 1 , no. 2 (2013) : 193-202
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM
Herforth, A., Moussa, S.. "Food, nutrients, and child growth: The role of specific foods and nutrients in child malnutrition and implications for food assistance programs ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 26 , no. 4 (2005)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
Pérez-Expósito, A. B., Klein, B. P.. "Impact of fortified blended food aid products on nutritional status of infants and young children in developing countries ." Nutrition Reviews 67 , no. 12 (2014) : 706-718
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
Noriega, K., Lindshield, B.. "Is the inclusion of animal source foods in fortified blended food justified? ." Nutrients 6 , no. 9 (2014) : 3516-3535
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Fellows, P.. "Local production of ready-to-use therapeutic food for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition ." Food Chain 2 , no. 2 (2012) : 183-196
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Dibari, F., El Hadji, I. D., Collins, S., Seal, A.. "Low-cost, ready-to-use therapeutic foods can be designed using locally available commodities with the aid of linear programming ." The Journal of Nutrition 142 , no. 5 (2012) : 955-961
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
Penny, M. E.. "Micronutrients in the treatment of stunting and moderate malnutrition ." Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series 70 (2012) : 11-21
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • MAM
Muehlhoff, Ellen, Bennett, Anthony, McMahon, Deirdre. "Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition ." (2013)
Suchdev, P. S., De-Regil, L. M., Walleser, S., Vist, G. E., Peña-Rosas, P.. "Multiple micronutrient powders for home (point of use) fortification of foods in pregnant women: a systematic review ." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 19 , no. 6 (2011) : CD011158
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
Webb, P., Boyd, E., de Pee, S., Lenters, L., Bloem, M., Schultink, W.. "Nutrition in emergencies: Do we know what works? ." Food Policy 49 , no. 1 (2014) : 33-40
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM
Weber, J., Callaghan, M.. "Optimizing ready-to-use therapeutic foods for protein quality, cost, and acceptability ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 37 , no. 1 Suppl (2016) : S37-S46
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Doocy, S., Tappis, H., Haskew, C., Wilkinson, C., Spiegel, P.. "Performance of UNHCR nutrition programs in post-emergency refugee camps ." Conflict and Health 5 , no. 1 (2011) : 1-11
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM