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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Ryan, K. N., Adams, K. P., Vosti, S. A., Ordiz, M. I., Cimo, E. D., Manary, M. J.. "A comprehensive linear programming tool to optimize formulations of ready-to-use therapeutic foods: an application to Ethiopia ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 100 , no. 6 (2014) : 1551-1558
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
Weber, J., Callaghan, M.. "Optimizing ready-to-use therapeutic foods for protein quality, cost, and acceptability ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 37 , no. 1 Suppl (2016) : S37-S46
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
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
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
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
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
Nina Schlossman. " BACKGROUND: This article synthesizes the results of 3 cluster randomized controlled trials of dairy-containing ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSFs) to address malnutrition in primary schools, preschools and villages in Guinea-Bissau, one of the world's poorest countries. Together, these studies document widespread malnutrition across infants, young children, adolescents, and pregnant and lactating women and point to intervention options that were not previously presented. OBJECTIVE: To combine the evidence from the United States Department of Agriculture-funded pilot studies in Guinea-Bissau on the effects of dairy protein supplementation to gain a broader perspective on the role of dairy containing RUSFs in various age-groups, the importance of the mother-child dyad and family food dynamics for infant and child growth. Translate the results into action and the next generation of effective products. METHODS: A comparative analysis of data and synthesis of evidence from 3 published studies and ongoing research conducted by our team in Guinea-Bissau. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Higher dairy supplements have the potential to achieve broad benefits for malnutrition, especially in mothers and early childhood (first 1000 days and 36-59 months). Higher levels of dairy protein also can prevent moderate acute malnutrition in children younger than 2 years, independent of the family food dynamic. Community-level nutrition behavior change education should target older children and adolescents at the community level and through the preschool/school platform. ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 39 , no. 2 Supp (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM
Kristin Kohlmann, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Julia M. Gauglitz, Matilda Steiner-Asiedu, Kwesi Saalia, Carly Edwards and Mark J. Manary. "." Global Health: Science and Practice 7 , no. 2 (2019) : 203-214
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
Bindi Borg, Seema Mihrshahi, Arnaud Laillou, Sanne Sigh, Daream Sok, Remco Peters, Chhoun Chamnan, Jacques Berger, Sophonneary Prak, Nanna Roos, Mark Griffin and Frank T. Wieringa . "." BMC Public Health 19 , no. 1200 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • SAM
  • MAM
. "." BMC Microbiology 19 , no. 277 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Stunted
  • SAM
Debritu Nane, Anne Hatløy, Elazar Tadesse and Bernt Lindtjørn. "." BMC Public Health 19 , no. 1689 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • MAM