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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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
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 being Studied
  • 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
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 powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
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 being Studied
  • Stunted
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 powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
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
Pachon, H., Spohrer, R., Mei, Z., Serdula, M. K.. "Evidence of the effectiveness of flour fortification programs on iron status and anemia: a systematic review ." Nutrition Review 73 , no. 11 (2015) : 780-795https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26433017
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Borresen, E. C., Zhang, L., Trehan, I., Nealon, N. J., Maleta, K. M., Manary, M. J., Ryan, E. P.. "The nutrient and metabolite profile of 3 complementary legume foods with potential to improve gut health in rural Malawian children ." Current Developments in Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
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 being Studied
  • MAM
Salam, R. A., MacPhail, C., Das, J. K., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Effectiveness of micronutrient powders (MNP) in women and children ." BMC Public Health 13 , no. Suppl 3 (2013) : S22
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
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 powders (MNP)
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
Ota, E., Hori, H., Mori, R., Tobe-Gai, R., Farrar, D.. "Antenatal dietary education and supplementation to increase energy and protein intake ." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
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
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
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 being Studied
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
Shauer, C., Sunley, N., Malgarejo, C. H., Dhillon, C. N., Roca, C., Tapia, G., Mathema, P., Walton, S., Situma, R., Zlotkin, S., Klemm, R. D. W.. "Experiences and lessons learned for planning and supply of micronutrient powders interventions ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. S1 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
Reerink, I., Namaste, S. M. L., Poonawala, A., Dhillon, C. N., Aburto, N., Chaudhery, D., Kroeun, H., Griffiths, M., Haque, M. R., Bonvecchio, A., Jefferds, M. E., Rawat, R.. "Experiences and lessons learned for delivery of micronutrient powders interventions ." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
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
Alderman, H., Fernald, L.. "The nexus between nutrition and early childhood development ." Annual Review of Nutrition37 (2017) : 447-476
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Cash transfer
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
  • MAM
Bhutta, Z. A., Berkley, J. A., Bandsma, R. H. J., Kerac, M., Trehan, I., Briend, A.. "Severe childhood malnutrition ." Nature Reviews Disease Primers 3 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Untoro, J., Childs, R., Bose, I., Winichagoon, P., Rudert, C., Hall, A., de Pee, S.. "Tools to improve planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of complementary feeding programmes ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. S2 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
de Pee, S., Bloem, M. W.. "Current and potential role of specially formulated foods and food supplements for preventing malnutrition among 6- to-23-month-old children and for treating moderate malnutrition among 6- to -59-month old children ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 30 , no. 3 (2009) : S434-S463
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Vossenaar, M., Tumilowicz, A., D'Agostino, A., Bonvecchio, A., Grajeda, R., Imanalieva, C., Irizarry, L., Mulokozi, G., Sudardjo, M. N., Tsevegsuren, N., Neufeld, L. M.. "Experiences and lessons learned for programme improvement of micronutrient powders interventions ." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM
de Barros, S. F., Cardoso, M. A.. "Adherence to and acceptability of home fortification with vitamins and minerals in children aged 6 to 23 months: a systematic review ." 16 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Callaghan, M., Oyama, M., Manary, M.. "Sufficient protein quality of food aid varies with the physiological status of recipients ." Journal of Nutrition 147 , no. 3 (2017) : 277-280
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM