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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Adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with vitamins and minerals in children aged 6 to 23 months: a systematic review

de Barros, S. F., Cardoso, M. A.. "Adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with vitamins and minerals in children aged 6 to 23 months: a systematic review." 16 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability

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 Database of Systematic Reviews (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women

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

Current and potential role of specially formulated foods and food supplements for preventing malnutrition among 6- to-23-month-old children and for treating moderate malnutrition among 6- to -59-month old children

de Pee, S., Bloem, M. W.. "Current and potential role of specially formulated foods and food supplements for preventing malnutrition among 6- to-23-month-old children and for treating moderate malnutrition among 6- to -59-month old children." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 30 , no. 3 (2009) : S434-S463
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • MAM

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

Effectiveness of micronutrient powders (MNP) in women and children

Salam, R. A., MacPhail, C., Das, J. K., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Effectiveness of micronutrient powders (MNP) in women and children." BMC Public Health 13 , no. Suppl 3 (2013) : S22
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM

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