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 - 25 of 121 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
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
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
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
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
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
Jeanette Bailey. "." PLoS Med 17 , no. 7 (2020) : e1003192
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
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
Meghan Callaghan, Momo Oyama, Mark Manary. "." The Journal of Nutrition 147 , no. 3 (2020) : 277–280
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Rebecca Roediger, Hans-Henrik Stein, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie , Jeffrey Kahn Blackman, Kristin Kohlmann, Kenneth Maleta, Mark Manary. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition , no. e13019 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
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
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
Ye Shen, Ilana R. Cliffer, Devika J. Suri, Breanne K. Langlois, Stephen A. Vosti, Patrick Webb, Beatrice L. Rogers. "." Nutrition Journal 19 , no. 1 (2020) : 1-18
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Ilana R Cliffer, Laetitia Nikiema, Breanne K Langlois, Augustin N Zeba, Ye Shen, Hermann B Lanou, Devika J Suri, Franck Garanet, Kenneth Chui, Stephen Vosti, Shelley Walton, Irwin Rosenberg, Patrick Webb, Beatrice L Rogers. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 4 , no. 2 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
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
Rosalie H. Bartels, Emmanuel Chimwezi, Victoria Watson, Leilei Pei, Isabel Potani, Benjamin Allubha, Kate Chidzalo, Duolao Wang, Queen Dube, Macpherson Mallewa, Angela Allen, Robert H. J. Bandsma, Wieger P. Voskuijl and Stephen J. Allen . "." Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing 9 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Laura Adubra, Agnes Le Port, Yves Kameli, Sonia Fortin, Tanimoune Mahamadou, Marie T Ruel, Yves Martin-Prevel, and Mathilde Savy. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 110 , no. 6 (2019) : 1476–1490
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Bindi Borg , Daream Sok, Seema Mihrshahi, Mark Griffin, Chhoun Chamnan, Jacques Berger, Arnaud Laillou, Nanna Roos, and Frank T. Wieringa. "." Maternal and Child Nutrition 16 , no. 1 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
R. B. Kajjura, F. J. Veldman, S. M. Kassier. "." Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 32 , no. 3 (2019) : 295–302
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Peter Akomo, Paluku Bahwere, Hitoshi Murakami, Chrissy Banda, Elizabeth Maganga, Sylvester Kathumba, Kate Sadler, Steve Collins . "." BMC Public Health 19 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
M Isabel Ordiz, Richard D Semba, Ruin Moaddel, Ulrike Rolle-Kampczyk, Martin von Bergen, Gunda Herberth, Mohammed Khadeer, Stefan Röder, Mark J Manary. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 3 , no. 10 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight