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 - 14 of 14 Results
Marius Affonfere, Flora Josiane Chadare, Finagnon Toyi Kévin Fassinou, Elise F. Talsma, Anita R. Linnemann, Paulin Azokpota. "." Food Science & Nutrition (2021)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Stark, Heather, Anteneh Omer, Aïssata Wereme N'Diaye, Amanda C. Sapp, Emily V. Moore, Sarah L. McKune. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2020) : e13069
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
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
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Md. Iqbal Hossain, Sayeeda Huq, M. Munirul Islam, Tahmeed Ahmed.. "." European Journal of Nutrition (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Sigh S, Roos N, Sok D, Borg B, Chamnan C, Laillou A, Dijkhuizen MA, Wieringa FT.. "." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 39 , no. 8 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Bindi Borg, Seema Mihrshahi, Mark Griffin, Daream Sok, Chamnan Chhoun, Arnaud Laillou, Frank T. Wieringa. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition 15 , no. 3 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Kwaku Tano-Debrah, Firibu Kwesi Saalia, Shibani Ghosh, Masashi Hara. "." Food And Nutrition Bulletin (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Adams, A. M., Ahmed, R., Mahbub Latif, A. H. M., Rasheed, S., Das, S. K., Hasib, E., Farzana, F. D., Ferdous, F., Ahmed, S., Faruque, A. S. G.. "Impact of fortified biscuits on micronutrient deficiencies among primary school children in Bangladesh ." PLoS One (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • 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
Cames, C., Varloteaux, M., Have, N. N., Diom, A. B.,, Msellati, P., Mbaye, N., Mbodji, H., Sy Signate, H., Diack, A., ANRS 12279 MAGGSEN Cohort Study. "Acceptability of outpatient ready-to-use food-based protocols in HIV-infected Senegalese children and adolescents within the MAGGSEN cohort study   ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38 , no. 1 (2016) : 27-36
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Scherbaum, V., Purwestri, R. C., Stuetz, W., Inayati, D. A., Suryantan, J., Bloem, M. A., Biesalski, H. K.. "Locally produced cereal/nut/legume-based biscuits versus peanut/milk-based spread for treatment of moderately to mildly wasted children in daily programmes on Nias Island, Indonesia: an issue of acceptance and compliance? ." Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 24 , no. 1 (2015) : 152
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Other
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Iuel-Brockdorf, A. S., Draebel, T. A., Ritz, C., Fabiansen, C., Cichon, B., Brix Christensen, V., Yameogo, C., Oummani, R., Briend, A., Michaelsen, K. F., Ashorn, P., Filteau, S., Friis, H.. "Evaluation of the acceptability of improved supplementary foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Burkina Faso using a mixed method approach ." Appetite 99 (2016) : 34-45
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
van der Kam, S., Roll, S., Salse, N., Jiya, N. M., Swarthout, T. D., Matsumoto, A., Toyoshima, S., Shanks, L.. "Effectiveness of nutritional supplementation (RUTF and multi micronutrient) in preventing malnutrition and morbidity in children 6-59 months with infection, a randomized control trial in Nigeria  ." MSF Field Research (2014)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight