Resource Library

The REFINE Library is a collection of resources relating to food-supported interventions, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, organizational documents, and general discussion pieces on key topics related to food aid products and interventions. These resources are tagged according to the subject matter they cover. 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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Rebecca G Njuguna, James A Berkley, Julie Jemutai. "." Wellcome Open Research 5 , no. 62 (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Jef L Leroy, Deanna K Olney, and Marie T Ruel. "." Journal of Nutritional of Nutrition 149 , no. 12 (2019) : 2219-2227
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Jessica Heckert , Jef L. Leroy, Deanna K. Olney, Susan Richter, Elyse Iruhiriye, and Marie T. Ruel. "." Maternal and Child Nutrition 16 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Nina Schlossman. " BACKGROUND: This article synthesizes the results of 3 cluster randomized controlled trials of dairy-containing ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSFs) to address malnutrition in primary schools, preschools and villages in Guinea-Bissau, one of the world's poorest countries. Together, these studies document widespread malnutrition across infants, young children, adolescents, and pregnant and lactating women and point to intervention options that were not previously presented. OBJECTIVE: To combine the evidence from the United States Department of Agriculture-funded pilot studies in Guinea-Bissau on the effects of dairy protein supplementation to gain a broader perspective on the role of dairy containing RUSFs in various age-groups, the importance of the mother-child dyad and family food dynamics for infant and child growth. Translate the results into action and the next generation of effective products. METHODS: A comparative analysis of data and synthesis of evidence from 3 published studies and ongoing research conducted by our team in Guinea-Bissau. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Higher dairy supplements have the potential to achieve broad benefits for malnutrition, especially in mothers and early childhood (first 1000 days and 36-59 months). Higher levels of dairy protein also can prevent moderate acute malnutrition in children younger than 2 years, independent of the family food dynamic. Community-level nutrition behavior change education should target older children and adolescents at the community level and through the preschool/school platform. ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 39 , no. 2 Supp (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Untoro, J., Childs, R., Bose, I., Winichagoon, P., Rudert, C., Hall, A., de Pee, S.. "Tools to improve planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of complementary feeding programmes ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. S2 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Alderman, H., Fernald, L.. "The nexus between nutrition and early childhood development ." Annual Review of Nutrition37 (2017) : 447-476
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Cash transfer
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Reerink, I., Namaste, S. M. L., Poonawala, A., Dhillon, C. N., Aburto, N., Chaudhery, D., Kroeun, H., Griffiths, M., Haque, M. R., Bonvecchio, A., Jefferds, M. E., Rawat, R.. "Experiences and lessons learned for delivery of micronutrient powders interventions ." Maternal & Child Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Vaivada, T., Gaffey, M. F., Das, J. K., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition in low-income settings: what's new? ." Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care 20 , no. 3 (2017) : 204-210
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition