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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Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, Anne Radday, Elena N Naumova. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition 17 , no. 2 (2021) : e13103
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Bailey, J., Chase, R., Kerac, M., Briend, A., Manary, M., Opondo, C., Gallagher, M., Kim, A.. "Combined protocol for SAM/MAM treatment: The ComPAS study ." ENN Online Field Exchange No. 53 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
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
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Dewey, K. G., Arimond, M.. "Lipid-based nutrient supplements: how can they combat child malnutrition? ." PLoS Medicine 9 , no. 9 (2012) : e1001314
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Clavier-Rogez, S., Rogez, J. B., Labrin, L., Branger, B., Dabadie, A.. "Effectiveness of a nutritional program based upon a ready-to-use therapeutic food in Chad ." Archives de Pédiatrie: organe officiel de la Sociéte française de pédiatrie 22 , no. 12 (2015) : 1247-1255
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition