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.

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Displaying 1 - 21 of 21 Results
Melissa F Young, Rukshan V Mehta, Lucas Gosdin, Priya Kekre, Pankaj Verma, Leila M Larson, Amy Webb Girard, Usha Ramakrishnan, Indrajit Chaudhuri, Sridhar Srikantiah, Reynaldo Martorell. "." The Journal of Nutrition 151 , no. 7 (2021) : 1983-1992
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Sam Marconi David, Preethi N Ragasudha, Sunita Taneja, Sanjana Brahmawar Mohan, Sharad D Iyengar, Ruby Angeline Pricilla, Jose Martines, Harshpal Singh Sachdev, Virendra Suhalka, Venkata Raghava Mohan, Sarmila Mazumder, Ranadip Chowd. "." Public Health Nutrition (2020) : 1-9
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Nancy F. Krebs, Michael Hambidge, Jamie L. Westcott, Ana L. Garcés, Lester Figueroa, Antoinette K. Tsefu, Adrien L. Lokangaka. "." The Journal of Pediatrics (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Jadhav AR, Karnik P, Fernandes L, Fernandes S, Shah N, Manglani M.. "." Indian Pediatrics 56 , no. 4 (2019) : 287-293
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Hirve, S., Martini, E., Juvekar, S. K., Agarwal, D., Bavdekar, A., Sari, M., Molwane, M., Janes, S., Haselow, N., Yeung, D. L., Pandit, A.. "." The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 80 , no. 12 (2013) : 990-995
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
  • Other
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Dube, B., Rongsen, T., Mazumder, S., Taneja, S., Rafiqui, F., Bhandari, N., Bhan, M. K.. "Comparison of ready-to-use therapeutic food with cereal legume-based Khichri among malnourished children ." Indian Pediatrics 46 (2009) : 383-388
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Mehta, R., Platt, A. C., Sun, X., Desai, M., Clements, D., Turner, E. L.. "Efficacy of iron-supplement bars to reduce anemia in urban Indian women: a cluster-randomized controlled trial ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Thapa, B. R., Goyal, P., Menon, J., Sharma, A.. "Acceptability and efficacy of locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic food nutreal in the management of severe acute malnutrition in comparison with defined food: A randomized control trial ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38 , no. 1 (2017) : 18-26
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Weber, J. M., Ryan, K. N., Tandon, R., Mathur, M., Girma, T., Steiner-Asiedu, M., Saalia, F., Zaidi, S., Soofi, S., Okos, M., Vosti, S. A.. "Acceptability of locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods in Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and India ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 2 (2017) : e12250
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Jadhav, A., Dias, B., Shah, N., Fernandes, L., Fernandes, S., Surve, A., Dhami-Shah, H., Murty, S., Joshi, N., Manglani, M.. "A randomized controlled facility based trial to assess the impact of indigenously prepared ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF) for children with severe acute malnutrition in India ." Pediatric Oncall Journal 13 , no. 4 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Bhandari, N., Mohan, S. B., Bose, A., Iyengar, S. D., Taneja, S., Mazumder, S., Pricilla, R. A., Iyengar, K., Sachdev, H. S., Mohan, V. R., Suhalka, V., Yoshida, S., Martines, J., Bahl, R.. "Efficacy of three feeding regimens for home-based management of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition: a randomised trial in India ." BMJ Global Health 1 , no. e000144 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Other
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Dani, V., Stav, A., Pendharkar, J., Satav, K., Sadanshiv, A., Adhav, A. S., Thakare, B.. "Community-based management of severe malnutrition: SAM and SUW in children under five in the Melghat tribal area, central India ." ENN Field Exchange 52 (2016) : 27
Study Interventions
  • Plant-source protein
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Pandya, V. P., Joshi, I. V., Sheth, A. M., Kadri, A. M.. "Studying the effectiveness of mixed models of community based and institutional based interventions for management of severe acute malnourished children ." International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences 3 , no. 7 (2015) : 1758-1764
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Other
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Burza, S., Mahajan, R., Marino, E., Sunyoto, T., Shandilya, C., Tabrez, M., Kumar, K., Jha, A, Mathew, P., Salse, N., Casademont, C., Mishra, N. K.. "Seasonal effect and long-term nutritional status following exit from a Community-Based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition program in Bihar, India ." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 70 , no. 4 (2016) : 437-44
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ray, S.. "Micronutrient supplementation, dietary intervention and resulting body weight gain of severe acute malnourished children–a pilot project study of OJUS Medical Institute ." Indian Journal of Community Health 26 , no. 6 (2014) : 160-165
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Singh, A. S., Kang, G., Ramachandran, A., Sarkar, R., Peter, P., Bose, A.. "Locally made ready to use therapeutic food for treatment of malnutrition a randomized controlled trial ." Indian Pediatrics 47 , no. 8 (2010)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Ningadalli, S. G., Angolkar, M., Herekar, V. R., Hirachand, A. D., Sah, J. K., Madikar, S.. "." International Journal of Science and Research 4 , no. 5 (2015) : 2133-2137
Study Interventions
  • Other
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Shewade, H. D., Patro, B. K., Bharti, B., Soundappan, K., Kaur, A., Taneja, N.. "Effectiveness of indigenous ready-to-use therapeutic food in community-based management of uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition: a randomized controlled trial from India ." Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 59 , no. 5 (2013) : 393-8
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Burza, S., Mahajan, R., Marino, E., Sunyoto, T., Shandilya, C., Tabrez, M., Kumari, K., Mathew, P., Jha, A., Salse, N., Mishra, K. N., Marino, E.101. "Community-based management of severe acute malnutrition in India: new evidence from Bihar ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 101 , no. 4 (2015) : 847-859
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Mehta, B., Imran, A.. "Clinical and anthropometric profile of severe acute malnourished children on therapeutic intervention with WHO/UNICEF recommended therapeutic food ." International Journal of Science and Research 4 , no. 4 (2014) : 268-273
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition