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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Langlois, B., Rogers, B.. "A tale of two measures: Self-report and lab-assessed values in amount of oil Added to CSB porridge prepared by caregivers of children with moderate acute malnutrition in Southern Malawi ." The FASEB Journal 30 , no. 1 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Mangani, C., Manary, M., Alho, L., Ashorn, P.. "A single-centre, randomized, single-blind, parallel group clinical trial in rural Malawi, testing the growth promoting effect of long-term complementary feeding of infants with a high-energy, micronutrient fortified spread ." FANTA Project (2012)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Oakley, E., Reinking, J., Sandige, H., Trehan, I., Kennedy, G., Maleta, K., Manary, M.. "A ready-to-use therapeutic food containing 10% milk is less effective than one with 25% milk in the treatment of severely malnourished children ." The Journal of Nutrition 140 , no. 12 (2010) : 2248-2252
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Batra, P., Schlossman, N., Balan, I., Pruzensky, W., Balan, A., Brown, C., Gamache, M. G., Schleicher, M. M., Braima de Sa, A., Saltzman, E., Wood, L., Roberts, S. B.. "A randomized controlled trial offering higher- compared with lower-dairy second meals daily in preschools in Guinea-Bissau demonstrates an attendance-dependent increase in weight gain for both meal types and an increase in mid-upper arm circumference ." The Journal of Nutrition 146 , no. 1 (2015) : 124-132
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
LaGrone, L. N., Trehan, I., Meuli, G. J., Wang, R. J., Thakwalakwa, C., Maleta, K., Manary, M. J.. "A novel fortified blended flour, corn-soy blend "plus-plus," is not inferior to lipid-based ready-to-use supplementary foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawian children ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 95 , no. 1 (2012) : 212-9
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Thakwalakwa, C., Ashorn, P., Phuka, J., Cheung, Y. B., Briend, A., Puumalainen, T., Maleta, K.. "A lipid-based nutrient supplement but not corn-soy blend modestly increases weight gain among 6-to 18-month-old moderately underweight children in rural Malawi ." The Journal of Nutrition 140 , no. 11 (2010) : 2008-2013
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Ramírez-Luzuriaga, M. J., Unar-Munguía, M., Rodríguez-Ramírez, S., Rivera, J. A., González de Cosío, T.. "A food transfer program without a formal education component modifies complementary feeding practices in poor rural Mexican communities ." The Journal of Nutrition 146 , no. 1 (2016) : 107-13
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Bauserman, M., Lokangaka, A., Gado, J., Close, K., Wallace, D., Kodondi, K., Tshefu, A., Bose, C.. "A cluster-randomized trial determining the efficacy of caterpillar cereal as a locally available and sustainable complementary food to prevent stunting and anaemia ." Public Health Nutrition 18 , no. 10 (2015) : 1785-92
Study Interventions
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Olney, D. K., Pedehombga, A., Ruel, M. T., Dillon, A.. "." The Journal of Nutrition 145 , no. 6 (2015) : 1317-1324
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight