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!


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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
Natasha Lelijveld, Claire Godbout, Destiny Krietemeyer, Alyssa Los, Donna Wegner, David T Hendrixson, Robert Bandsma, Aminata Koroma, Mark Manary. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2021) : nqab137
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
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
Stacy P Griswold, Breanne K Langlois, Ye Shen, Ilana R Cliffer, Devika J Suri, Shelley Walton, Ken Chui, Irwin H Rosenberg, Aminata S Koroma, Donna Wegner. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2021)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Imtiaz Hussain, Atif Habib, Shabina Ariff, Gul Nawaz Khan, Arjumand Rizvi, Suhail Channar, Abid Hussain, Shahid Fazal, Deepak Kumar, Jose Luis Alvarez, Saul Guerrero, Angeline Grant, Sajid Bashir Soofi. "." European Journal of Nutrition (2021) : 1-8
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Devika J Suri, Isabel Potani, Akriti Singh, Stacy Griswold, William W Wong, Breanne Langlois, Ye Shen, Kwan Ho Kenneth Chui, Irwin H Rosenberg, Patrick Webb, Beatrice L Rogers. "." The Journal of Nutrition. (2021) : nxab080
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Akriti Singh. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2021)
Study Interventions
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Natasha Lelijveld, Eunice Musyoki, Susan Were Adongo, Amy Mayberry, Jonathan C. Wells, Charles Opondo, Marko Kerac, Jeanette Bailey. "." PLoS ONE 16 , no. 2 (2021) : e0245477
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
Victor Nikièma, Suvi T Kangas, Cécile Salpéteur, Abdoulaye Ouédraogo, Carl Lachat, Nestor H I Bassolé, Nadia F Fogny. "." The Journal of Nutrition (2021) : nxaa393
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Kristen M Hurley, John Phuka, Yunhee Kang, Julie Ruel-Bergeron, Audrey J Buckland, Maithilee Mitra, Lee Wu, Rolf D W Klemm, Keith P West, Jr., Parul Christian. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2021)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Katrien Vanslambrouck, Brenda de Kok, Laeticia Celine Toe , Nathalie De Cock, Moctar Ouedraogo, Trenton Dailey-Chwalibóg, Giles Hanley-Cook, Rasmané Ganaba, Carl Lachat, Lieven Huybregts, Patrick Kolsteren. "." BMJ Open , no. 11 (2021) : e038393
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
Kevin B Stephenson, Sophia E Agapova, D Taylor Hendrixson, Aminata Shamit Koroma, Mark J Manary. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 5 , no. 2 (2021) : nzab007
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Jef L Leroy, Deanna K Olney, Noé Nduwabike, Marie T Ruel. "." The Journal of Nutrition 151 , no. 1 (2021) : 197–205
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
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
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
Mette F. Olsen, Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorff, Charles W. Yaméogo, Bernardette Cichon, Christian Fabiansen, Suzanne Filteau, Kevin Phelan, Albertine Ouédraogo, Kim F. Michaelsen, Melissa Gladstone, Per Ashorn, André Briend, Christian Ritz, Henrik Friis, Vibeke B. Christ. "." PLoS medicine 17 , no. 12 (2020) : e1003442
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate 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
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
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
Parul Christian, Kristen M Hurley, John Phuka, Yunhee Kang, Julie Ruel-Bergeron, Audrey J Buckland, Maithilee Mitra, Lee Wu, Rolf Klemm, Keith P West, Jr. "." The Journal of Nutrition (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Gul Nawaz Khan1, MA, MPH ; 2, MPH ; 1, MBBS, FCPS ; 1, MBBS, PhD ; 3, MBBS ; 3, MBBS ; 1, MA ; 4, MA ; 2, BSc ; Alba Cecilia G, Sumra Kureishy, Shabina Ariff, Muhammad Atif Habib, Asra Abeer Usmani, Areeba Mubarik, Masawar Hussain, Naveed Akbar, Pablo Rodriguez de Castro, Alba Cecilia Garzon, Saskia de Pee, Sajid Bashir Soofi. "." JMIR Research Protocols 9 , no. 8 (2020) : p.e19001
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Cash transfer
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Gul Nawaz Khan, Sumra Kureishy, Shabina Ariff, Arjumand Rizvi, Muhammad Sajid, Cecilia Garzon, Ali Ahmad Khan, Saskia de Pee, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." PloS one 15 , no. 8 (2020) : p.e0237210
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Susan B Roberts, Maria A Franceschini, Rachel E Silver, Salima F Taylor, Augusto Braima de Sa, Raimundo Có, Aliu Sonco, Amy Krauss, Patrick Webb , Amy Taetzsch, Sai Krupa Das, C-Y Chen, Beatrice L Rogers, Edward Saltzman, Pei-Yi Lin, Nina Schlossman, William Pruzensky, Carlito Balé, Kenneth Kwan Ho Chui, Paul Muentener. "." BMJ (2020) : 370
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Maren J. H. Rytter, Bernardette Cichon, Christian Fabiansen, Charles W. Yameogo, Sylvain Z. Windinmi, Kim F. Michaelsen, Suzanne Filteau, Dorthe L. Jeppesen, Henrik Friis, André Briend, Vibeke B. Christensen . "." Pediatric Research (2020) : 1-10
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition