Efficacy

How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented in a completely controlled environment?

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Supporting Literature: 
  • World Health Organization. "Technical note: supplementary foods for the management of moderate acute malnutrition in infants and children 6–59 months of age." (2012).
  • Suri, D., et al. (2013). "Protein Quality Workshop: Importance of Protein Quality in Prevention and Treatment of Child Malnutrition." Food & Nutrition Bulletin 34 (2): 223-223.
  • Webb, Patrick, Erin Boyd, Saskia de Pee, Lindsey Lenters, Martin Bloem and Werner Schultink. "Nutrition in Emergencies: Do We Know What Works?" Food Policy 49,  (2014): 33-40.

Efficacy of a Nutrition Biscuit in Malnutrition Management

The health risks and costs associated with malnutrition can be significantly reduced if symptoms are recognized early and treated effectively. Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) have been shown to increase nutrient intakes and maintain or improve nutritional status and functional outcomes in patients in a variety of settings. However despite this it is frequently reported that compliance to ONS, which are often milk based drinks, is poor. The aim of the present study is to assess the effectiveness of a new biscuit style nutritional supplement in the management of malnutrition.

Efficacy of Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS) for Pregnant and Lactating Women and Their Infants

In Ghana, low micronutrient intakes among pregnant women are a major problem. The standard nutritional intervention during pregnancy is iron-folic acid tablets, but adherence is low. The investigators have pioneered the use of multiple micronutrient-fortified semi-solid pastes called Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements (LNS) (made using vegetable oil, groundnut, milk, sugar, and micronutrients), and the investigators' previous studies show that the approach could have great potential for use by pregnant and lactating women.

The effect of rice-based, lactose-free F-75 therapeutic formula on diarrhoea in the treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition

The aim of this study is to find out whether rice-based, lactose-free F-75 can reduce diarrhoea in hospitalized children with severe acute malnutrition. Participants are treated according to the latest WHO guideline for management of severe acute malnutrition, and are randomly allocated to receive one of four different F-75 formulae with either rice flour or maltodextrin as the main carbohydrate source and either the standard level of lactose or no lactose. The duration of the stabilization phase is typically around one week.

Program changes are effective and cost-effective in increasing the amount of oil used in preparing corn soy blend porridge for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawi

Program changes are effective and cost-effective in increasing the amount of oil used in preparing corn soy blend porridge for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawi

Comparison of the effectiveness of a milk-free soy-maize-sorghum-based ready-to-use therapeutic food to standard ready-to-use therapeutic food with 25% milk in nutrition management of severely acutely malnourished Zambian children

Comparison of the effectiveness of a milk-free soy-maize-sorghum-based ready-to-use therapeutic food to standard ready-to-use therapeutic food with 25% milk in nutrition management of severely acutely malnourished Zambian children: an equivalence non-blinded cluster randomised controlled trial

Impact of lipid-based nutrient supplements and corn-soy blend on energy and nutrient intake among moderately underweight 8-18-month-old children participating in a clinical trial.

Impact of lipid-based nutrient supplements and corn-soy blend on energy and nutrient intake among moderately underweight 8-18-month-old children participating in a clinical trial. 

Interventions to improve intake of complementary foods by infants 6 to 12 months of age in developing countries: impact on growth and on the prevalence of malnutrition and potential contribution to child survival

Interventions to improve intake of complementary foods by infants 6 to 12 months of age in developing countries: impact on growth and on the prevalence of malnutrition and potential contribution to child survival