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
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
Brenda de Kok, Katie Moore, Leslie Jones, Katrien Vanslambrouck, Laeticia Celine Toe, Moctar Ouédraogo, Rasmané Ganaba, Saskia de Pee, Juliet Bedford, Carl Lachat, Patrick Kolsteren, Sheila Isanaka. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2021) : e13134
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Experimental Lipid Based Nutrients
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
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
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
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
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
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
Catherine Chunda-Liyoka, Mwansa Ketty Lubeya, Mercy Imakando, Sophia Kisling, Sonoor Majid, Mary S. Willis, Charles Wood, Chipepo Kankasa , Concetta C. DiRusso. "." BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 20 , no. 1 (2020) : 93
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Katherine P. Adams, Seth Adu‐Afarwuah, Malay K. Mridha, Brietta M. Oaks, Susana L. Matias, Charles D. Arnold, Sika M. Kumordzie, Charles D. Arnold, Harriet Okronipa, Maku E. Ocansey, Kathryn G. Dewey. "." (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Mark Manary, Meghan Callaghan-Gillespie. "." Global Landscape of Nutrition Challenges in Infants and Children 93 (2020) : 111-120
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
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
Lieven Huybregts , Agnes Le Port, Elodie Becquey, Amanda Zongrone, Francisco M. Barba, Rahul Rawat, Jef L. Leroy, and Marie T. Ruel. "." PLoS Medicine 16 , no. 8 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ayse Ercumen ,Jade Benjamin-Chung ,Benjamin F. Arnold,Audrie Lin,Alan E. Hubbard, Christine Stewart, Zahidur Rahman, Sarker Masud Parvez, Leanne Unicomb, Mahbubur Rahman, Rashidul Haque, John M. Colford Jr., and Stephen P. Luby. "." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13 , no. 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
Minyanga Nkhoma, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey, Austrida Gondwe, and Kenneth Maleta . "." PLoS One 14 , no. 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Emanuela Galasso, Ann M Weber, Christine P Stewart, Lisy Ratsifandrihamanana, Lia C H Fernald. "." Lancet Global Health 7 , no. 9 (2019) : 1257-1268
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight