Published Studies

This page includes publications from individual clinical trials testing food aid products, and reports and evaluations from programs using food aid products. These resources are tagged according to country, nutritional problem studied, intervention used, study type, year, and author. 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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Klevor, M. K., Adu-Afarwuah, S., Ashorn, P., Arimond, M., Dewey, K. G., Lartey, A., Maleta, K., Phiri, N., Pyykko, J., Zeilani, M., Ashorn, U.. "A mixed method study exploring adherence to and acceptability of small quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) among pregnant and lactating women in Ghana and Malawi ." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 16 , no. 1 (2016) : 253
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
Lesorogol, C., Jean-Louis, S., Green, J., Iannotti, L. . "Preventative lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) and young child feeding practices: findings from qualitative research in Haiti ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 62-76
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
Owino, V. O., Irena, A. H., Dibari, F., Collins, S.. "Development and acceptability of a novel milk-free soybean-maize-sorghum ready-to-use therapeutic food (SMS-RUTF) based on industrial extrusion cooking process ." Maternal & Child Health 10 , no. 1 (2014) : 126-134
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Kumwenda, G., Nhlema, B., Maganga, G., Rogers, B., Walton, S., Boiteau, J., Webb, P.. "Feasibility and acceptability study of preparing corn soy blend with fortified vegetable oil in Malawi: Formative research ." USAID Food Aid Quality Review (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Matias, S. L., Chaparro, C. M., Perez-Exposito, A. B., Peerson, J. M., Dewey, K. G.. "Acceptability of a lipid-based nutrient supplement among Guatemalan infants and young children ." (2011)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
Weber, J. M., Ryan, K. N., Tandon, R., Mathur, M., Girma, T., Steiner-Asiedu, M., Saalia, F., Zaidi, S., Soofi, S., Okos, M., Vosti, S. A.. "Acceptability of locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods in Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and India ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 2 (2017) : e12250
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Thapa, B. R., Goyal, P., Menon, J., Sharma, A.. "Acceptability and efficacy of locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic food nutreal in the management of severe acute malnutrition in comparison with defined food: A randomized control trial ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38 , no. 1 (2017) : 18-26
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Sulistiyono, P., Herawati, D. M. D., Arya, I. F. D.. "Rebon shrimp powder addition influence to nutritional values, organoleptic properties and acceptance of supplementary food by children aged 4-5 years old ." Kesmas: National Public Health Journal 11 , no. 4 (2017) : 168-172
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
Kampstra, N. A., Van Hoan, N., Koenders, D. J. P. C., Schoop, R., Broersen, C. B., Mouquet-Rivier, C., Traore, T., Bruins, M. J., de Pee, S.. "Energy and nutrient intake increased by 47–67% when amylase was added to fortified blended foods—a study among 12- to 35-month-old Burkinabe children ." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Lanyero, B., Namusoke, H., Nabukeera-Barungi, N., Grenov, B., Mupere, E., Michaelsen, K. F., Molgaard, C., Christensen, V. B., Friis, H., Briend, A.. "Transition from F-75 to ready-to-use therapeutic food in children with severe acute malnutrition, an observational study in Uganda ." Nutrition Journal 16 , no. 1 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Stevens, B., Watt, K., Brimblecombe, J., Clough, A., Judd, J.. "Development of a locally produced, balanced protein-energy food-based supplement and its acceptance by undernourished pregnant women in Northern Bangladesh ." Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
Adams, A. M., Ahmed, R., Mahbub Latif, A. H. M., Rasheed, S., Das, S. K., Hasib, E., Farzana, F. D., Ferdous, F., Ahmed, S., Faruque, A. S. G.. "Impact of fortified biscuits on micronutrient deficiencies among primary school children in Bangladesh ." PLoS One (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Dube, B., Rongsen, T., Mazumder, S., Taneja, S., Rafiqui, F., Bhandari, N., Bhan, M. K.. "Comparison of ready-to-use therapeutic food with cereal legume-based Khichri among malnourished children ." Indian Pediatrics 46 (2009) : 383-388
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM