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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Displaying 101 - 125 of 337 Results
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
Leroy, J. L., Sununtnasuk, C., Heckert, J., Olney, D.. "." FANTA III: Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Report (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Wilner, L., Suri, D. J., Langlois, B. K., Walton, S. M., Rogers, B. L.. "." Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 36 , no. 34 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Kounnavong, S., Sunahara, T., Mascie-Taylor, C. G. N., Hasizume, M., Okumura, J., Moji, K., Boupha, B., Yamamoto, T.. "." Nutrition Journal 10 , no. 129 (2011)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Korenromp, E. L., Adeosun, O., Adegoke, F., Akerele, A., Anger, C., Ohajinwa, C., Hotz, C., Umunna, L., Aminu, F.. "." Public Health Nutrition 19 , no. 10 (2015) : 1882-1892
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Ziauddin Hyder, S. M., Haseen, F., Rahman, M., Tondeur, M. C., Zlotkin, S. H.. "Effect of daily versus once-weekly home fortification with micronutrient Sprinkles on hemoglobin and iron status among young children in rural Bangladesh ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 28 , no. 7 (2007)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Hirve, S., Martini, E., Juvekar, S. K., Agarwal, D., Bavdekar, A., Sari, M., Molwane, M., Janes, S., Haselow, N., Yeung, D. L., Pandit, A.. "." The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 80 , no. 12 (2013) : 990-995
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
de Pee, S., Moench-Pfanner, R., Martini, E., Zlotkin, S. H., Darnton-Hill, I., Bloem, M. W.. "." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 28 , no. 2 (2007) : 189-197
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Avula, R., Frongillo, E. A., Arabi, M., Sharma, S., Schultink, W.. "Enhancements to nutrition program in Indian Integrated Child Development Services increased growth and energy intake of children ." The Journal of Nutrition 141 (2011) : 680-684
Study Interventions
  • Other
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Lagrone, L., Cole, S., Schondelmeyer, A., Maleta, K., Manary, M. J.. "." Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 30 , no. 2 (2010)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Dube, B., Rongsen, T., Mazumder, S., Taneja, S., Rafiqui, F., Bhandari, N., Bhan, M. K.. "Comparison of ready-to-use therapeutic food with cereal legume-based Khichri among malnourished children ." Indian Pediatrics 46 (2009) : 383-388
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Ackatia-Armah, R. S., McDonald, C., Doumbia, S., Brown, K. H.. "Effect of selected dietary regimens on recovery from moderate acute malnutrition in young Malian children ." The FASEB Journal 26 , no. 1 (2012)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Lin, C. A., Manary, M. J., Maleta, K., Briend, A., Ashorn, P.. "An energy-dense complementary food is associated with a modest increase in weight gain when compared with a fortified porridge in Malawian children aged 6–18 months ." Journal of Nutrition 138 (2008) : 593-598
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Isanka, S., Roederer, T., Djibo, A., Luquero, F. J., Nombela, N., Guerin, P. J., Grais, R. F.. "Reducing wasting in young children with preventive supplementation: a cohort study in Niger ." Pediatrics 126 , no. 2 (2010) : e442-450
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Pulungan, A. B., Mirasanti, D. A.. "Effect of community-based food supplementation on improving growth of underweight children under five years of age in West Nusa Tenggara ." Paediatrica Indonesiana 57 , no. 5 (2017) : 246-251
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Schlossman, N., Brown, C., Batra, P., Braima de Sa, A., Balan, I., Balan, A., Gamache, M. G., Wood, L., Pruzensky, W., Saltzman, E., Roberts, S. B., Bale, C.. "A randomized controlled trial of two ready-to-use supplementary foods demonstrates benefit of the higher dairy supplement for reduced wasting in mothers, and differential impact in infants and children associated with maternal supplement response ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 38 , no. 3 (2017) : 275-290
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Callaghan-Gillespie, M., Schaffner, A. A., Garcia, P., Fry, J., Eckert, R. , Malek, S., Trehan, I., Thakwalakwa, C., Maleta, K. M., Manary, M. J., Papathakis, P. C.. "Trial of ready-to-use supplemental food and corn-soy blend in pregnant Malawian women with moderate malnutrition: a randomized controlled clinical trial ." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 106 , no. 4 (2017) : 1062-1069
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