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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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
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • 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

Maternal nutrition and birth outcomes: Effect of balanced protein-energy supplementation

Imdad, A., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Maternal nutrition and birth outcomes: Effect of balanced protein-energy supplementation." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 26 , no. S1 (2012) : 178-190
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women

Micronutrient fortification of food and its impact on woman and child health: a systematic review

Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Kumar, R., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Micronutrient fortification of food and its impact on woman and child health: a systematic review." Systematic Reviews 2 , no. 67 (2013)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM

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

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