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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Carroll, G. J., Lama, S. D., Martinez-Brockman, J. L., Perez-Escamilla, R.. "Evaluation of nutrition interventions in children in conflict zones: A narrative review ." Advances in Nutrition 8 , no. 770-779 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
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
Shauer, C., Sunley, N., Malgarejo, C. H., Dhillon, C. N., Roca, C., Tapia, G., Mathema, P., Walton, S., Situma, R., Zlotkin, S., Klemm, R. D. W.. "Experiences and lessons learned for planning and supply of micronutrient powders interventions ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. S1 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Imdad, A., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Maternal nutrition and birth outcomes: Effect of balanced protein-energy supplementation ." Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 26 , no. S1 (2012) : 178-190
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Stevens, B., Buettner, P., Watt, K., Clough, A., Brimblecombe, J., Judd, J.. "The effect of balanced protein energy supplementation in undernourished pregnant women and child physical growth in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. 4 (2015) : 415-432
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Ota, E., Hori, H., Mori, R., Tobe-Gai, R., Farrar, D.. "Antenatal dietary education and supplementation to increase energy and protein intake ." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Das, J. K., Salam, R. A., Kumar, R., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Micronutrient fortification of food and its impact on woman and child health: a systematic review ." Systematic Reviews 2 , no. 67 (2013)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Other
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Salam, R. A., MacPhail, C., Das, J. K., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Effectiveness of micronutrient powders (MNP) in women and children ." BMC Public Health 13 , no. Suppl 3 (2013) : S22
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Gera, T., Pena-Rosas, J. P., Boy-Mena, E., Sachdev, H. S.. "Lipid based nutrient supplements (LNS) for treatment of children (6 months to 59 months) with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM): A systematic review ." PLoS One (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Borresen, E. C., Zhang, L., Trehan, I., Nealon, N. J., Maleta, K. M., Manary, M. J., Ryan, E. P.. "The nutrient and metabolite profile of 3 complementary legume foods with potential to improve gut health in rural Malawian children ." Current Developments in Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Schoonees, A., Lombard, M., Musekiwa, A., Nel, E., Volmink, J.. "Ready-to-use therapeutic food for home-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children from six months to five years of age ." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 6 , no. CD009000 (2013)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
De-Regil, L. M., Suchdev, P. S., Vist, G. E., Walleser, S., Pena-Rosas, J. P.. "Home fortification of foods with multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under two years of age ." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 9 , no. CD008959 (2011)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Matsungo, T. M., Kruger, H. S., Smuts, C. M., Faber, M.. "Lipid-based nutrient supplements and linear growth in children under 2 years: a review ." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Dewey, K. G., Yang, Z., Boy, E.. "Systematic review and meta-analysis of home fortification of complementary foods ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 5 , no. 4 (2009) : 283-321
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Bhutta, Z. A, Das, J. K., Rizvi, A., Gaffey, M. F., Walker, N., Horton, S., Webb, P., Lartey, A., Black, R. E.. "Evidence-based interventions for improvement of maternal and child nutrition: what can be done and at what cost? ." The Lancet 382 , no. 9890 (2013) : 452-477
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
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
Segre, J., Liu, G., Komrska, J.. "Local versus offshore production of ready‐to‐use therapeutic foods and small quantity lipid‐based nutrient supplements ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 4 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Pradhan, P. M. S., Dhital, R., Subhani, H.. "Nutrition interventions for children aged less than 5 years following natural disasters: a systematic review ." BMJ Open 6 , no. e011238 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Petry, N., Olofin, I., Boy, E., Donahue Angel, M., Rohner, F.. "The effect of low dose iron and zinc intake on child micronutrient status and development during the first 1000 days of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis ." Nutrients 8 , no. 12 (2016) : 773
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Shah, D., Sachdev, H. S., Gera, T. , De-Regil, L. M., Peña-Rosas, J. P.. "Fortification of staple foods with zinc for improving zinc status and other health outcomes in the general population ." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Dewey, K. G.. "Reducing stunting by improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition in regions such as South Asia: evidence, challenges and opportunities ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 12 , no. S1 (2016) : 27-38
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Lenters, L. M., Wazny, K., Webb, P., Ahmed, T., Bhutta, Z. A.. "Treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in low-and middle-income settings: a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi process ." BMC Public Health 13 Suppl 3 , no. Suppl 3 (2013) : S23
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Suri, D. J., Moorthy, D., Rosenberg, I. H.. "The role of dairy in the comparative effectiveness and cost of fortified blended foods versus ready-to-use foods in treatment of children with moderate acute malnutrition ." The FASEB Journal 37 , no. 2 (2016) : 176-185
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Suri, D. J., Moorthy, D., Rosenberg, I. H.. "The role of dairy in comparative effectiveness and cost of treatment of children with moderate acute malnutrition: A narrative review ." Food and Nutrition Bulletin 37 , no. 2 (2016) : 176-85
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Hall, A., Blankson, B., Shoham, J.. "The impact and effectiveness of emergency nutrition and nutrition related interventions: a review of published evidence 2004–2010 ." ENN Online (2011)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition