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!


Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Results
Xuejing Li, Yan Hui, Bingfeng Leng, Junli Ren, Yanni Song, Lianqiang Che, Xi Peng, Baojia Huang, Songling Liu, Lin Li, Dennis Sandris Nielsen, Yong Li, Xiaoshuang Dai, Shancen Zhao. "." PLoS One 16 , no. 4 (2021) : e0250423.
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
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
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
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
Thakwalakwa, C. M., Ashorn, P., Phuka, J. C., Cheung, Y. B., Briend, A., Maleta, K. M.. "Impact of lipid-based nutrient supplements and corn-soy blend on energy and nutrient intake among moderately underweight 8-18-month-old children participating in a clinical trial.  ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. S4 (2015) : 144-150
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Caulfield, L. E., Huffman, S. L., Piwoz, E. G.. "." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2 , no. 2 (1999) : 183-200
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficacy
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Amegovu, Andrew Kiri, Ochola, Sophie, Ogwok, Patrick, Yiga, Peter, Musalima, Juliet, Juliana, Mandha. "Efficacy of sorghum peanut blend and corn soy blend plus in the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in children aged 6–59 months in Karamoja, Uganda: a cluster randomized trial ." Nutrition & Dietary Supplements 6 (2014) : 75-84
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Bahwere, P., Balaluka, B., Wells, J. C., Mbiribindi, C. N., Sadler, K., Akomo, P., Dramaix-Wilmet, M., Collins, S.. "Cereals and pulse-based ready-to-use therapeutic food as an alternative to the standard milk- and peanut paste-based formulation for treating severe acute malnutrition: a noninferiority, individually randomized controlled efficacy clinical trial ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 103 , no. 4 (2016) : 1145-1161
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition