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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Nutrition in emergencies: Do we know what works?

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 products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM

Nutrition interventions for children aged less than 5 years following natural disasters: a systematic review

Pradhan, P. M. S., Dhital, R., Subhani, H.. "Nutrition interventions for children aged less than 5 years following natural disasters: a systematic review." BMJ Open 6 , no. e011238 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Countries
  • Bangladesh
  • China
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Sri Lanka
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • GAM

Optimizing ready-to-use therapeutic foods for protein quality, cost, and acceptability

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
  • SAM

Optimizing ready-to-use therapeutic foods for protein quality, cost, and acceptability

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
  • SAM

Performance of UNHCR nutrition programs in post-emergency refugee camps

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
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM

Prevention of acute malnutrition: distribution of special nutritious foods and cash, and addressing underlying causes--what to recommend when, where, for whom, and how

de Pee, S., Grais, R., Fenn, B., Brown, R., Briend, A., Frize, J., Shoham, J., Kiess, L.. "Prevention of acute malnutrition: distribution of special nutritious foods and cash, and addressing underlying causes--what to recommend when, where, for whom, and how." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36 , no. 1 Suppl (2015) : S24-9
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM
  • MAM

Prevention of acute malnutrition: distribution of special nutritious foods and cash, and addressing underlying causes--what to recommend when, where, for whom, and how

de Pee, S., Grais, R., Fenn, B., Brown, R., Briend, A., Frize, J., Shoham, J., Kiess, L.. "Prevention of acute malnutrition: distribution of special nutritious foods and cash, and addressing underlying causes--what to recommend when, where, for whom, and how." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36 , no. 1 Suppl (2015) : S24-9
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM
  • MAM

Protein quality and growth in malnourished children

Manary, M., Callaghan, M., Singh, L., Briend, A.. "Protein quality and growth in malnourished children." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 37 , no. 1 Suppl (2016) : S29-S36
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

Ready-to-use food-allocation policy to reduce the effects of childhood undernutrition in developing countries

Yang, Yan, Van den Broeck, Jan, Wein, Lawrence M. "Ready-to-use food-allocation policy to reduce the effects of childhood undernutrition in developing countries." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 , no. 12 (2013) : 4545-4550
Countries
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ready-to-use foods for management of moderate acute malnutrition: Considerations for scaling up production and use in programs

Osendarp, S., Rogers, B., Ryan, K., Manary, M., Akomo, P., Bahwere, P., Belete, H., Zeilani, M., Islam, M., Dibari, F, De Pee, S., Ryan, K.. "Ready-to-use foods for management of moderate acute malnutrition: Considerations for scaling up production and use in programs." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 36 , no. 1 (2015) : S59-S64
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • MAM

Ready-to-use supplementary foods and ready-to-use therapeutic foods developing product standards

Schweitzer, C.. "Ready-to-use supplementary foods and ready-to-use therapeutic foods developing product standards." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 37 , no. 1 (2016) : S47-S50
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM
  • MAM

Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age

Schoonees, A., Lombard, M., Musekiwa, A., Nel, E., Volmink, J.. "Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 6 , no. CD009000 (2013)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age

Schoonees, A., Lombard, M., Musekiwa, A., Nel, E., Volmink, J.. "Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 6 , no. 6 (2013) : CD009000
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age

Schoonees, A., Lombard, M., Musekiwa, A., Nel, E., Volmink, J.. "Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age." The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 6 , no. 6 (2013) : CD009000
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

Reasons for raising the maximum acceptable daily intake of EDTA and the benefits for iron fortification of foods for children 6–24 months of age

Wreesmann, C. T. J.. "Reasons for raising the maximum acceptable daily intake of EDTA and the benefits for iron fortification of foods for children 6–24 months of age." Maternal & Child Nutrition 10 , no. 4 (2014) : 481-95
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted