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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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
Victor Nikièma, Nadia F Fogny, Cécile Salpéteur, Carl Lachat, Suvi T Kangas. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2021) : e13220
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Cécile Cazes, Kevin Phelan, Victoire Hubert, Rodrigue Alitanou, Harouna Boubacar, Liévin Izie Bozama, Gilbert Tshibangu Sakubu, Aurélie Beuscart, Cyrille Yao, Delphine Gabillard, Moumouni Kinda, Augustin Augier, Xavier Anglaret. "." BMJ Open 10 (2020) : e041213
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ilana R. Cliffer, William A. Masters, Beatrice L. Rogers. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition , no. e13089 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
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
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
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 Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Elazar Tadesse , Yemane Berhane, Anders Hjern, Pia Olsson, Eva-Charlotte Ekström. "." Health Policy and Planning 30 , no. 10 (2015) : 1334-1341
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Zeweter Abebe , Gulelat Desse Haki, Kaleab Baye. "." Maternal and Child Nutrition 14 , no. 1 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Other
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Harding, K. L., Matias, S. L., Moniruzzaman, M., Stewart, C. P., Mridha, M. K., Vosti, S. A., Dewey, K. G.. "Rang-Din Nutrition Study: Assessment of participant adherence to lipid-based nutrient and iron-folic acid supplements among pregnant and lactating women in the context of a study on the effectiveness of supplements in Bangladesh ." FANTA III Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2014)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Harding, K. L., Matias, S. L., Moniruzzaman, M., Mridha, M. K., Vosti, S. A., Dewey, K. G.. "Rang-Din Nutrition Study: assessment of adherence to lipid-based nutrient supplements and micronutrient powders among children 6-23 months in Bangladesh ." FANTA III Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Korenromp, E. L., Adeosun, O., Adegoke, F., Akerele, A., Anger, C., Ohajinwa, C., Hotz, C., Umunna, L., Aminu, F.. "." Public Health Nutrition 19 , no. 10 (2015) : 1882-1892
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
Kodish, S. R., Aburto, N. J., Hambayi, M. N., Dibari, F., Gittelsohn, J.. "Patterns and determinants of small-quantity LNS utilization in rural Malawi and Mozambique: considerations for interventions with specialized nutritious foods ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 1 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Rogers, B. L., Wilner, L., Maganga, G., Walton, S., Suri, D. J., Langlois, B., Chui, K. K. H., Boiteau, J., Vosti, S., Webb, P.. "Program changes are effective and cost-effective in increasing the amount of oil used in preparing corn soy blend porridge for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawi ." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Efficacy
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Iuel-Brockdorf, A., Ouedraogo, A., Ritz, C., Draebel, T. A., Ashorn, P., Filteau, S., Michaelsen, K. F.. "Feeding behaviors during home-based treatment of moderate acute malnutrition using corn-soy blends or lipid-based nutrient supplements ." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Kumwenda, G., Nhlema, B., Maganga, G., Rogers, B., Walton, S., Boiteau, J., Webb, P.. "Feasibility and acceptability study of preparing corn soy blend with fortified vegetable oil in Malawi: Formative research ." USAID Food Aid Quality Review (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Koroma, A., Manary, M., Marron, B., Green, J., Rogers, B., Walton, S., Chui, K. H. K., Suri, D., Langlois, B., Jayson, L., Boiteau, J., Rosenberg, I., de Pee, S., Vosti, S., Webb, P.. "Comparison of four supplementary foods in treating moderate acute malnutrition in Sierra Leone: an Ebola-constrained cluster-randomized, controlled clinic-based effectiveness trial: A Report from the Food Aid Quality Review ." (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Leyvraz, M., Rohner, F., Konan, A. G., Esso, L. J. C. E., Woodruff, B. A., Norte, A., Adiko, A. F., Bonfoh, B., Aaron, G. J.. "High awareness but low coverage of a locally produced fortified complementary food in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Findings from a cross-sectional survey ." PLoS ONE 11 , no. 11 (2016) : e0166295
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Lesorogol, C., Jean-Louis, S., Green, J., Iannotti, L. . "Preventative lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS) and young child feeding practices: findings from qualitative research in Haiti ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 62-76
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Klevor, M. K., Adu-Afarwuah, S., Ashorn, P., Arimond, M., Dewey, K. G., Lartey, A., Maleta, K., Phiri, N., Pyykko, J., Zeilani, M., Ashorn, U.. "A mixed method study exploring adherence to and acceptability of small quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) among pregnant and lactating women in Ghana and Malawi ." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 16 , no. 1 (2016) : 253
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Abbeddou, S., Hess, S. Y., Yakes Jimenez, E., Somé, J. W., Vosti, S. A., Guissou, R. M., Ouedragogo, J. B., Brown, K. H.. "Comparison of methods to assess adherence to small-quantity lipid-based nutrient supplements (SQ-LNS) and dispersible tablets among young Burkinabé children participating in a community-based intervention trial ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 90-104
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Segrè, J., Winnard, K., Abrha, T. H., Abebe, Y., Shilane, D., Lapping, K.. "Willingness to pay for lipid‐based nutrient supplements for young children in four urban sites of Ethiopia ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. Suppl 4 (2013) : 16-30
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Jayson, L., Passarelli, S., Suri, D., Maganga, G., Marcus, S., Webb, P., Rogers, B.. "The price of oil: Behavior change communication and increased oil ration improve mothers' uses of vegetable oil in preparing food aid rations for children in Malawi ." The FASEB Journal 29 , no. 1 Supplement 898.21 (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Flax, V. L., Mäkinen, S., Ashorn, U., Cheung, Y. B., Maleta, K., Ashorn, P., Bentley, M. E.. "Responsive feeding and child interest in food vary when rural Malawian children are fed lipid‐based nutrient supplements or local complementary food ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 9 , no. 3 (2013) : 369-380
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition