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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Food commodity pipeline management in transitional settings: challenges and lessons learned from the first USAID food development program in South Sudan

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)
Countries
  • South Sudan
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM

Food, nutrients, and child growth: The role of specific foods and nutrients in child malnutrition and implications for food assistance programs

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 products (MNP)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM

Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and other health outcomes in the general population

Shah, D., Sachdev, H. S., Gera, T. , De-Regil, L. M., Peña-Rosas, J. P.. "Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and other health outcomes in the general population." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Home fortification of foods with multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under two years of age

De-Regil, L. M., Suchdev, P. S., Vist, G. E., Walleser, S., Pena-Rosas, J. P.. "Home fortification of foods with multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under two years of age." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 9 , no. CD008959 (2011)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • GAM

Impact of fortified blended food aid products on nutritional status of infants and young children in developing countries

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
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM

Is the inclusion of animal source foods in fortified blended food justified?

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
  • MAM

Lipid based nutrient supplements (LNS) for treatment of children (6 months to 59 months) with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM): A systematic review

Gera, T., Pena-Rosas, J. P., Boy-Mena, E., Sachdev, H. S.. "Lipid based nutrient supplements (LNS) for treatment of children (6 months to 59 months) with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM): A systematic review." PLoS One (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • MAM

Lipid-based nutrient supplements and linear growth in children under 2 years: a review

Matsungo, T. M., Kruger, H. S., Smuts, C. M., Faber, M.. "Lipid-based nutrient supplements and linear growth in children under 2 years: a review." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Local production of ready-to-use therapeutic food for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition

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
  • SAM

Local versus offshore production of ready‐to‐use therapeutic foods and small quantity lipid‐based nutrient supplements

Segre, J., Liu, G., Komrska, J.. "Local versus offshore production of ready‐to‐use therapeutic foods and small quantity lipid‐based nutrient supplements." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Countries
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ethiopia
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Niger
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM
  • MAM

Low-cost, ready-to-use therapeutic foods can be designed using locally available commodities with the aid of linear programming

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
  • SAM
  • MAM

Micronutrients in the treatment of stunting and moderate malnutrition

Penny, M. E.. "Micronutrients in the treatment of stunting and moderate malnutrition." Nestle Nutrition Institute Workshop Series 70 (2012) : 11-21
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • MAM

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition

Muehlhoff, Ellen, Bennett, Anthony, McMahon, Deirdre. "Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition." (2013)

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition

Muehlhoff, Ellen, Bennett, Anthony, McMahon, Deirdre. "Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition." (2013)

Multiple micronutrient powders for home (point of use) fortification of foods in pregnant women: a systematic review

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 products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women