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 1 - 9 of 9 Results
Khan, A. I. , Kabir, I., Hawkesworth, S., Ekström, E., Arifeen, S., Frongillo, E. A., Persson, L. A.. "Early invitation to food and/or multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy does not affect body composition in offspring at 54 months: follow-up of the MINIMat randomised trial, Bangladesh ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. 3 (2013) : 385-397
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • Pregnant & Lactating Women
  • GAM
Christian, P., Shaikh, S., Shamim, A. A., Mehra, S., Wu, L., Merrill, R. D., Klemm, R., Schulze, K., Pee, S., Ahmed, T.. "Effect of fortified complementary food supplementation on child growth in rural Bangladesh: A cluster-randomized trial ." The FASEB Journal 29 , no. 1 Supplement (2015) : 120.5
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Bisimwa, G., Owino, V. O., Bahwere, P., Dramaix, M., Donnen, P., Dibari, F., Collins, S.. "Randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of a soybean-maize-sorghum-based ready-to-use complementary food paste on infant growth in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo ." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 95 , no. 5 (2012) : 1157-1164
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • GAM
  • Stunted
Adu-Afarwuah, S., Lartey, A., Okronipa, H., Ashorn, P., Peerson, J. M., Arimond, M., Ashorn, U., Zeilani, M., Vosti, S., Dewey, K. G.. "Small-quantity, lipid-based nutrient supplements provided to women during pregnancy and 6 mo postpartum and to their infants from 6 mo of age increase the mean attained length of 18-mo-old children in semi-urban Ghana: a randomized controlled trial ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 104 , no. 3 (2016) : 797-808
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • GAM
Huybregts, L., Houngbé, F., Salpéteur, C., Brown, R., Roberfroid, D., Ait-Aissa, M., Kolsteren, P.. "The effect of adding ready-to-use supplementary food to a general food distribution on child nutritional status and morbidity: a cluster-randomized controlled trial ." PLoS Medicine 9 , no. 9 (2012) : e1001313
Study Interventions
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
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
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
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