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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Displaying 126 - 150 of 158 Results
Delimont, N. M., Alavi, S., Lindshield, B.. "New formulations for fortified-blended foods: the MFFAPP Tanzania efficacy trial ." The FASEB Journal 31 , no. 1 (2017) : Supplement 786.15
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
Unger, S. A., Drammeh, S., Hasan, J., Ceesay, K., Sinjanka, E., Beyai, S., Sonko, B., Dondeh, B. L., Filford, A. J., Moore, S. E., Prentice, A. M.. "Impact of fortified versus unfortified lipid-based supplements on morbidity and nutritional status: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial in ill Gambian children ." PLoS Medicine 14 , no. 8 (2017) : e1002377
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Okronipa, H., Ashorn, P., Zeilani, M., Oaks, B. M., Baldiviez, L. M., Vosti, S., Dewey, K. G.. "Impact of small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplement on hemoglobin, iron status and biomarkers of inflammation in pregnant Ghanaian women ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 12 , no. 2 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
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
Akparibo, R., Harris, J., Blank, L., Campbell, M. J., Holdsworth, M.. "Severe acute malnutrition in children aged under 5 years can be successfully managed in a non-emergency routine community healthcare setting in Ghana ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 4 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Callaghan-Gillespie, M., Schaffner, A. A., Garcia, P., Fry, J., Eckert, R. , Malek, S., Trehan, I., Thakwalakwa, C., Maleta, K. M., Manary, M. J., Papathakis, P. C.. "Trial of ready-to-use supplemental food and corn-soy blend in pregnant Malawian women with moderate malnutrition: a randomized controlled clinical trial ." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106 , no. 4 (2017) : 1062-1069
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • MAM
Schlossman, N., Brown, C., Batra, P., Braima de Sa, A., Balan, I., Balan, A., Gamache, M. G., Wood, L., Pruzensky, W., Saltzman, E., Roberts, S. B., Bale, C.. "A randomized controlled trial of two ready-to-use supplementary foods demonstrates benefit of the higher dairy supplement for reduced wasting in mothers, and differential impact in infants and children associated with maternal supplement response ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38 , no. 3 (2017) : 275-290
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
Pulungan, A. B., Mirasanti, D. A.. "Effect of community-based food supplementation on improving growth of underweight children under five years of age in West Nusa Tenggara ." Paediatrica Indonesiana 57 , no. 5 (2017) : 246-251
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Isanka, S., Roederer, T., Djibo, A., Luquero, F. J., Nombela, N., Guerin, P. J., Grais, R. F.. "Reducing wasting in young children with preventive supplementation: a cohort study in Niger ." Pediatrics 126 , no. 2 (2010)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Lin, C. A., Manary, M. J., Maleta, K., Briend, A., Ashorn, P.. "An energy-dense complementary food is associated with a modest increase in weight gain when compared with a fortified porridge in Malawian children aged 6–18 months ." Journal of Nutrition 138 (2008) : 593-598
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Ackatia-Armah, R. S., McDonald, C., Doumbia, S., Brown, K. H.. "Effect of selected dietary regimens on recovery from moderate acute malnutrition in young Malian children ." The FASEB Journal 26 , no. 1 (2012)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Lagrone, L., Cole, S., Schondelmeyer, A., Maleta, K., Manary, M. J.. "Locally produced ready-to-use supplementary food is an effective treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in an operational setting ." Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 30 , no. 2 (2010)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Avula, R., Frongillo, E. A., Arabi, M., Sharma, S., Schultink, W.. "Enhancements to nutrition program in Indian Integrated Child Development Services increased growth and energy intake of children ." The Journal of Nutrition 141 (2011) : 680-684
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
de Pee, S., Moench-Pfanner, R., Martini, E., Zlotkin, S. H., Darnton-Hill, I., Bloem, M. W.. "Home fortification in emergency response and transition programming: Experiences in Aceh and Nias, Indonesia ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 28 , no. 2 (2007) : 189-197
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Hirve, S., Martini, E., Juvekar, S. K., Agarwal, D., Bavdekar, A., Sari, M., Molwane, M., Janes, S., Haselow, N., Yeung, D. L., Pandit, A.. "Delivering Sprinkles Plus through the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) to Reduce Anemia in Pre-school Children in India ." The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 80 , no. 12 (2013) : 990-995
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Ziauddin Hyder, S. M., Haseen, F., Rahman, M., Tondeur, M. C., Zlotkin, S. H.. "Effect of daily versus once-weekly home fortification with micronutrient Sprinkles on hemoglobin and iron status among young children in rural Bangladesh ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 28 , no. 7 (2007)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Kounnavong, S., Sunahara, T., Mascie-Taylor, C. G. N., Hasizume, M., Okumura, J., Moji, K., Boupha, B., Yamamoto, T.. "Effect of daily versus weekly home fortification with multiple micronutrient powder on haemoglobin concentration of young children in a rural area, Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a randomised trial ." Nutrition Journal 10 , no. 129 (2011)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Wilner, L., Suri, D. J., Langlois, B. K., Walton, S. M., Rogers, B. L.. "Effective delivery of social and behavior change communication through a Care Group model in a supplementary feeding program ." Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 36 , no. 34 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Leroy, J. L., Sununtnasuk, C., Heckert, J., Olney, D.. "Strengthening and evaluating the Preventing Malnutrition in Children Under 2 Years of Age approach - Burundi follow-up report: Children 24-41 months ." FANTA III: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Dewey, K. G., Mridha, M. K., Matias, S. L., Cummins, J. R., Peerson, J. M., Arnold, C. D., Young, R. T., Vosti, S. A.. "Effectiveness of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) intervention on pregnancy and birth outcomes in Bangladesh ." FANTA III: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
Jessica Bliss, Kate Golden, Leila Bourahla, Rebecca Stoltzfus, David Pelletier. "." Journal of Global Health 8 , no. 1 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • GAM
  • MAM
Susan B. Roberts, Maria Angela Franceschini, Amy Krauss, Pei-Yi Lin, Augusto Braima de Sa, Raimundo Co ́, SalimaTaylor, Carrie Brown, Oliver Chen, Elizabeth J. Johnson, William Pruzensky, Nina Schlossman, Carlito Bale ́, Kuan-Cheng (Tony) Wu, Katherine Hagan, Edward Saltzman, Paul Muentener. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 1 , no. 11 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Locally produced
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Aman Bhakti Pulungan, Dini A. Mirasanti. "." Paediatrica Indonesiana 57 , no. 5 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
Christian Fabiansen, Charles W. Yaméogo, Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorf, Bernardette Cichon, Maren J. H. Rytter, Anura Kurpad, Jonathan C. Wells, Christian Ritz, Per Ashorn, Suzanne Filteau, André Briend, Susan Shepherd, Vibeke B. Christensen, Kim F. Michaelsen, Henrik Friis. "." PLoS Medicine 14 , no. 9 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Christian Fabiansen, Kevin PQ Phelan, Bernardette Cichon, Christian Ritz, André Briend, Kim F Michaelsen, Henrik Friis, Susan Shepherd. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 103 , no. 2 (2016) : 415-421
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM