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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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 being Studied
  • SAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
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
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
Schlossman, N., Webb, P., Bagriansky, J., Johnson, Q., Rogers, B., Tilahun, J., Masterson, A. R.. "Enhancing processes for introduction, production, quality assurance, and delivery of US Title II food aid products ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 32 , no. Supplement 3 (2011) : 166S-171S
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • MAM
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)
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM
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 powders (MNP)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
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 powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
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
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
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 powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Lenters, L. M., Wazny, K., Webb, P., Ahmed, T., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in low-and middle-income settings: a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi process ." BMC Public Health 13 Suppl 3 , no. Suppl 3 (2013) : S23
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
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
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
Vaivada, T., Gaffey, M. F., Das, J. K., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition in low-income settings: what's new? ." Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care 20 , no. 3 (2017) : 204-210
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM
Bhutta, Z. A, Das, J. K., Rizvi, A., Gaffey, M. F., Walker, N., Horton, S., Webb, P., Lartey, A., Black, R. E.. "Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition: what can be done and at what cost? ." The Lancet 382 , no. 9890 (2013) : 452-477
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM
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 being Studied
  • SAM
Carroll, G. J., Lama, S. D., Martinez-Brockman, J. L., Perez-Escamilla, R.. "Evaluation of nutrition interventions in children in conflict zones: A narrative review ." Advances in Nutrition 8 , no. 770-779 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM