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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Isanaka S, Barnhart DA, McDonald CM, Ackatia-Armah RS, Kupka R, Doumbia S, Brown KH, Menzies NA. "." BMJ Global Health 4 , no. 2 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Robert H. J. Bandsma , Wieger Voskuijl, Emmanuel Chimwezi, Greg Fegan, André Briend, Johnstone Thitiri, Moses Ngari, Laura Mwalekwa, Victor Bandika, Rehema Ali, Fauzat Hamid, Betty Owor, Neema Mturi, James A. Berkley. "     ." PLoS Medicine 2 , no. 16 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Sibson VL, Grijalva-Eternod CS, Noura G, Lewis J, Kladstrup K, Haghparast-Bidgoli H, Skordis-Worrall, Colbourn T, Morrison J, Seal AJ. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition 14 , no. 4 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Jessica Bliss, Kate Golden, Leila Bourahla, Rebecca Stoltzfus, David Pelletier. "." Journal of Global Health 8 , no. 1 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Agapova, S. E., Stephenson, K. B., Divala, O., Kaimila, Y., Maleta K. M., Thakwalakwa, C., Ordiz, M. I., Trehan, I., Manary, M. J.. "." 148 , no. 2 (2018) : 267–274
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Javeria Saleem, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Z Zakar, Mulugeta Belay, Marion Rowe, Peter M Timms, Robert Scragg, Adrian R Martineau. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 107 , no. 5 (2018) : 725-733
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Kevin B Stephenson, Sophia E Agapova, Oscar Divala, Yankho Kaimila, Kenneth M Maleta, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, M Isabel Ordiz, Indi Trehan, Mark J Manary. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106 , no. 6 (2017) : 1500-1507
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Boris Martinez, Meghan Farley Webb, Ana Gonzalez, Kate Douglas, Maria del Pilar Grazioso, Peter Rohloff. "." BMJ Paediatrics Open 2 , no. 1 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Other
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Alemayehu Argaw, Mekitie Wondafrash, Kimberley P Bouckaert, Patrick Kolsteren, Carl Lachat, Tefera Belachew, Bruno De Meulenaer, Lieven Huybregts. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 107 , no. 3 (2018) : 454-464
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Audrie Lin , Benjamin F Arnold, Andrew N Mertens, Jue Lin, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Shahjahan Ali, Alan E Hubbard, Christine P Stewart, Abul K Shoab, Md Ziaur Rahman, Md Saheen Hossen, Palash Mutsuddi, Syeda L Famida, Salma Akther, Mahbubur Rahman, Leanne Unic. "." eLife 6 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Shabina Ariff, Nancy F. Krebs, Sajid Soofi, Jamie Westcott, Zaid Bhatti, Farhana Tabassum, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." The Journal of Nutrition 141 , no. 1 (2014) : 20-26
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Marly A. Cardoso , Rosangela A. Augusto, Gisele A. Bortolini, Cristieli S. M. Oliveira, Daniela C. Tietzman, Leopoldina A. S. Sequeira, Maria Claret C. M. Hadler, Maria do Rosario G. Peixoto, Pascoal T. Muniz, Márcia R. Vitolo, Pedro I. C. Lira, Patrícia C. Jaime, ENFAC Working Group. "." PLOS ONE 11 , no. 5 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Heather C Stobaugh, Lucy B Bollinger, Sara E Adams, Audrey H Crocker, Jennifer B Grise, Julie A Kennedy, Chrissie Thakwalakwa, Kenneth M Maleta, Dennis J Dietzen , Mark J Manary, Indi Trehan. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106 , no. 2 (2017) : 657-666
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Elazar Tadesse , Yemane Berhane, Anders Hjern, Pia Olsson, Eva-Charlotte Ekström. "." Health Policy and Planning 30 , no. 10 (2015) : 1334-1341
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Christian Fabiansen, Kevin PQ Phelan, Bernardette Cichon, Christian Ritz, André Briend, Kim F Michaelsen, Henrik Friis, Susan Shepherd. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 103 , no. 2 (2016) : 415-421
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Christian Fabiansen, Charles W. Yaméogo, Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorf, Bernardette Cichon, Maren J. H. Rytter, Anura Kurpad, Jonathan C. Wells, Christian Ritz, Per Ashorn, Suzanne Filteau, André Briend, Susan Shepherd, Vibeke B. Christensen, Kim F. Michaelsen, Henrik Friis. "." PLoS Medicine 14 , no. 9 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Pernilla Svefors , Katarina Ekholm Selling, Rubina Shaheen, Ashraful Islam Khan, Lars-Åke Persson, Lars Lindholm. "." PLoS ONE 13 , no. 2 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Elizabeth M. Sloffer, Shashank Gaur, Nicki J. Engeseth, Juan E. Andrade. "." Foods 6 , no. 11 (2017) : 97
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • 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
Susan B. Roberts, Maria Angela Franceschini, Amy Krauss, Pei-Yi Lin, Augusto Braima de Sa, Raimundo Co ́, SalimaTaylor, Carrie Brown, Oliver Chen, Elizabeth J. Johnson, William Pruzensky, Nina Schlossman, Carlito Bale ́, Kuan-Cheng (Tony) Wu, Katherine Hagan, Edward Saltzman, Paul Muentener. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 1 , no. 11 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Eleanor Rogers, Karen Martínez, Jose Luis Alvarez Morán, Franck G. B. Alé, Pilar Charle, Saul Guerrero, Chloe Puett. "." Human Resources for Health 16 , no. 1 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Humber, J., Vosti, S. A., Cummins, J., Mridha, M., Matias, S. L., Dewey, K.. "The Rang-Din Nutrition Study in rural Bangladesh: the costs and cost-effectiveness of programmatic interventions to improve linear growth at birth and 18 months, and the costs of these interventions at 24 months ." FANTA III Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Harding, K. L., Matias, S. L., Moniruzzaman, M., Stewart, C. P., Mridha, M. K., Vosti, S. A., Dewey, K. G.. "Rang-Din Nutrition Study: Assessment of participant adherence to lipid-based nutrient and iron-folic acid supplements among pregnant and lactating women in the context of a study on the effectiveness of supplements in Bangladesh ." FANTA III Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2014)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Harding, K. L., Matias, S. L., Moniruzzaman, M., Mridha, M. K., Vosti, S. A., Dewey, K. G.. "Rang-Din Nutrition Study: assessment of adherence to lipid-based nutrient supplements and micronutrient powders among children 6-23 months in Bangladesh ." FANTA III Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Dewey, K. G., Mridha, M. K., Matias, S. L., Cummins, J. R., Peerson, J. M., Arnold, C. D., Young, R. T., Vosti, S. A.. "Effectiveness of a lipid-based nutrient supplement (LNS) intervention on pregnancy and birth outcomes in Bangladesh ." FANTA III: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight