Published Clinical Trials

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.

Do you know of a recently published study or trial that isn’t included here? Email us at REFINEnutrition@gmail.com!


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Jeanette Bailey. "." PLoS Med 17 , no. 7 (2020) : e1003192
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Shehla Zaidi , Jai K. Das, Gul Nawaz Khan, Rabia Najmi, Mashal Murad Shah, Sajid B. Soofi. "." BMC Public Health 20 , no. 1 (2020) : 1046
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Meghan Callaghan, Momo Oyama, Mark Manary. "." The Journal of Nutrition 147 , no. 3 (2020) : 277–280
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Rebecca Roediger, Hans-Henrik Stein, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie , Jeffrey Kahn Blackman, Kristin Kohlmann, Kenneth Maleta, Mark Manary. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition , no. e13019 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Jay J. H. Park, Ofir Harari , Ellie Siden, Louis Dron, Noor-E Zannat, Joel Singer, Richard T. Lester, Kristian Thorlund, Edward J. Mills . "." Gates Open Research 3 (2019) : 1660
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Nicoletta A. Miele , Vincenzo Armini, Anna Maria Troccoli , Sharon Puleo, Antonello Paduano, Raffaele Sacchi, Silvana Cavella. "." Journal of Food Science 85 , no. 4 (2020) : 1265-1273
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Caroline Marquer, Céline Langendorf, Lynda Christelle Woi-Messe, Fatou Berthe, Eric-Alain Ategbo, Santiago Rodas-Moya, Saskia dePee,, and Rebecca F. Grais. "." BMC Nutrition 6 , no. 1 (2020) : 1-8
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
David Taylor Hendrixson, Claire Godbout, Alyssa Los, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie, Melody Mui, Donna Wegner, Taylor Bryant, Aminata Koroma, Mark J Manary. "." Gut (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Zohra S. Lassi, Fahad Rind, Omar Irfan, Rabia Hadi, Jai K. Das, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." Nutrients 12 , no. 3 (2020) : 722
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Sheila Isanaka, Christopher T. Andersen, Kerstin E. Hanson, Fatou Berthé, Rebecca F. Grais, André Briend. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ye Shen, Ilana R. Cliffer, Devika J. Suri, Breanne K. Langlois, Stephen A. Vosti, Patrick Webb, Beatrice L. Rogers. "." Nutrition Journal 19 , no. 1 (2020) : 1-18
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Ilana R Cliffer, Laetitia Nikiema, Breanne K Langlois, Augustin N Zeba, Ye Shen, Hermann B Lanou, Devika J Suri, Franck Garanet, Kenneth Chui, Stephen Vosti, Shelley Walton, Irwin Rosenberg, Patrick Webb, Beatrice L Rogers. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 4 , no. 2 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Catherine Chunda-Liyoka, Mwansa Ketty Lubeya, Mercy Imakando, Sophia Kisling, Sonoor Majid, Mary S. Willis, Charles Wood, Chipepo Kankasa , Concetta C. DiRusso. "." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 20 , no. 1 (2020) : 93
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Katherine P. Adams, Seth Adu‐Afarwuah, Malay K. Mridha, Brietta M. Oaks, Susana L. Matias, Charles D. Arnold, Sika M. Kumordzie, Charles D. Arnold, Harriet Okronipa, Maku E. Ocansey, Kathryn G. Dewey. "." (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Mark Manary, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie. "." Global Landscape of Nutrition Challenges in Infants and Children 93 (2020) : 111-120
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Emily Tam, Emily C. Keats , Fahad Rind , Jai K. Das, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." Nutrients 12 , no. 2 (2020) : 289
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Breanne K Langlois, Ilana R Cliffer, Laetitia Nikiema, Devika J Suri, Franck Garanet, Ye Shen, Augustin N Zeba, Shelley M Walton, Hermann B Lanou, Patrick Webb, and Beatrice L Rogers. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 4 , no. 2 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Rebecca R Young, Anna Lartey, Harriet Okronipa, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Brietta M Oaks, Kathryn G Dewey. "." Journal of Nutrition (2019) : nxz243
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Rosalie H. Bartels, Emmanuel Chimwezi, Victoria Watson, Leilei Pei, Isabel Potani, Benjamin Allubha, Kate Chidzalo, Duolao Wang, Queen Dube, Macpherson Mallewa, Angela Allen, Robert H. J. Bandsma, Wieger P. Voskuijl and Stephen J. Allen . "." Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing 9 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Lieven Huybregts , Agnes Le Port, Elodie Becquey, Amanda Zongrone, Francisco M. Barba, Rahul Rawat, Jef L. Leroy, and Marie T. Ruel. "." PLoS Medicine 16 , no. 8 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Elizabeth T Rogawski McQuade, James A Platts-Mills, Jean Gratz, Jixian Zhang, Lawrence H Moulton, Kuda Mutasa, Florence D Majo, Naume Tavengwa, Robert Ntozini, Andrew J Prendergast, Jean H Humphrey, and Jie Liu, Eric R Houpt. "." Journal of Infectious Diseases (2019) : jiz179
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Ayse Ercumen ,Jade Benjamin-Chung ,Benjamin F. Arnold,Audrie Lin,Alan E. Hubbard, Christine Stewart, Zahidur Rahman, Sarker Masud Parvez, Leanne Unicomb, Mahbubur Rahman, Rashidul Haque, John M. Colford Jr., and Stephen P. Luby. "." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13 , no. 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Laura Adubra, Agnes Le Port, Yves Kameli, Sonia Fortin, Tanimoune Mahamadou, Marie T Ruel, Yves Martin-Prevel, and Mathilde Savy. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 110 , no. 6 (2019) : 1476–1490
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Bindi Borg , Daream Sok, Seema Mihrshahi, Mark Griffin, Chhoun Chamnan, Jacques Berger, Arnaud Laillou, Nanna Roos, and Frank T. Wieringa. "." Maternal and Child Nutrition 16 , no. 1 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Minyanga Nkhoma, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey, Austrida Gondwe, and Kenneth Maleta . "." PLoS One 14 , no. 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness