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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Reducing stunting by improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition in regions such as South Asia: evidence, challenges and opportunities

Dewey, K. G.. "Reducing stunting by improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition in regions such as South Asia: evidence, challenges and opportunities." Maternal & Child Nutrition 12 , no. S1 (2016) : 27-38
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Research gaps in the use of dairy ingredients in food aid products

DiRienzo, D.. "Research gaps in the use of dairy ingredients in food aid products." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 37 , no. Suppl 1 (2016) : S51-S57
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • MAM

Research priorities for improving infant and young child feeding in humanitarian emergencies

Prudhon, Claudine, Maclaine, Ali, Hall, Andrew, Benelli, Prisca, Harrigan, Paige, Frize, Jacqueline, Jones, G, Steketee, RW W, Black, RE E, Bhutta, ZA A, Morris, SS S, Hipgrave, DB B, Assefa, F, Winoto, A, Sukotjo, S, Arvelo, W, Kim, A, Creek, T, Legwaila, K, Puhr, N, Johnston, S, Webb, P, Boyd, E, Pee, S, Lenters, L, Bloem, M, Schultink, W, Toole, M, Waldman, R, Morof, DF F, Kerber, K, Tomczyk, B, Lawn, J, Blanton, C, Sami, S, Rogers, IS S, Dehkhoda, N, Valizadeh, S, Jodeiry, B, Hosseini, MB B, Nyati, M, Kim, HY Y, Goga, A, Violari, A, Kuhn, L, Gray, G, Victora, CG G, Bahl, R, Barros, A, França, GVA V A, Horton, S, Krasevec, J, Sibson, VL L, Grijalva-Eternod, CS S, Bourahla, L, Haghparast-Bidgoli, H, Morrison, J, Puett, C, Rollins, NC C, Bhandari, N, Hajeebhoy, N, Horton, S, Lutter, CK K, Martines, JC C, Piwoz, EG G, Richter, LM M, Victora, CG G. "Research priorities for improving infant and young child feeding in humanitarian emergencies." BMC Nutrition 2 , no. 1 (2016) : 27
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Review Protocol: Food fortification with multiple micronutrients: impact on health

Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Kumar, R., Lassi, Z. S., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Review Protocol: Food fortification with multiple micronutrients: impact on health." The Cochrane Library (2014)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • MAM

Screening for anti-nutritional compounds in complementary foods and food aid products for infants and young children

Roos, N., Sørensen, J. C., Sørensen, H., Rasmussen, S. K., Briend, A., Yang, Z., Huffman, S. L.. "Screening for anti-nutritional compounds in complementary foods and food aid products for infants and young children." Maternal & Child Nutrition 9 , no. S1 (2013) : 47-71
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Severe acute malnutrition

Nel, E. D.. "Severe acute malnutrition." Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care 19 , no. 3 (2016) : 1
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Countries
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

Specially formulated foods for treating children with moderate acute malnutrition in low-and middle-income countries

Lazzerini, M., Rubert, L., Pani, P.. "Specially formulated foods for treating children with moderate acute malnutrition in low-and middle-income countries." Cochrane Databse of Systematic Reviews 6 (2013)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • MAM

Systematic review and meta-analysis of home fortification of complementary foods

Dewey, K. G., Yang, Z., Boy, E.. "Systematic review and meta-analysis of home fortification of complementary foods." Maternal & Child Nutrition 5 , no. 4 (2009) : 283-321
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

Systematic review of the efficacy and effectiveness of complementary feeding interventions in developing countries

Dewey, K. G., Adu-Afarwuah, S.. "Systematic review of the efficacy and effectiveness of complementary feeding interventions in developing countries." Maternal & Child Nutrition 4 , no. s1 (2008) : 24-85
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

The effect of balanced protein energy supplementation in undernourished pregnant women and child physical growth in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Stevens, B., Buettner, P., Watt, K., Clough, A., Brimblecombe, J., Judd, J.. "The effect of balanced protein energy supplementation in undernourished pregnant women and child physical growth in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. 4 (2015) : 415-432
Study Interventions
  • Not Described
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

The effect of low dose iron and zinc intake on child micronutrient status and development during the first 1000 days of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Petry, N., Olofin, I., Boy, E., Donahue Angel, M., Rohner, F.. "The effect of low dose iron and zinc intake on child micronutrient status and development during the first 1000 days of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Nutrients 8 , no. 12 (2016) : 773
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women

The effect of supplementation with locally available foods on stunting: A review of theory and evidence

Nseluke, M. H., Groot, W., Tirivayi, N.. "The effect of supplementation with locally available foods on stunting: A review of theory and evidence." MERIT Working Papers (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

The effect of supplementation with locally available foods on stunting: A review of theory and evidence

Nseluke, M. H., Groot, W., Tirivayi, N.. "The effect of supplementation with locally available foods on stunting: A review of theory and evidence." MERIT Working Papers (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • Stunted

The effectiveness of interventions to treat severe acute malnutrition in young children: a systematic review

Picot, J., Hartwell, D., Harris, P., Mendes, D., Clegg, A. J., Takeda, A.. "The effectiveness of interventions to treat severe acute malnutrition in young children: a systematic review." Health Technology Assessment 16 , no. 19 (2012) : 1-316
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • SAM

The impact and effectiveness of emergency nutrition and nutrition related interventions: a review of published evidence 2004–2010

Hall, A., Blankson, B., Shoham, J.. "The impact and effectiveness of emergency nutrition and nutrition related interventions: a review of published evidence 2004–2010." ENN Online (2011)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Micronutrient products (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems
  • GAM