Efficacy

How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented in a completely controlled environment?

Color: 
#6d6f72
Supporting Literature: 
  • World Health Organization. "Technical note: supplementary foods for the management of moderate acute malnutrition in infants and children 6–59 months of age." (2012).
  • Suri, D., et al. (2013). "Protein Quality Workshop: Importance of Protein Quality in Prevention and Treatment of Child Malnutrition." Food & Nutrition Bulletin 34 (2): 223-223.
  • Webb, Patrick, Erin Boyd, Saskia de Pee, Lindsey Lenters, Martin Bloem and Werner Schultink. "Nutrition in Emergencies: Do We Know What Works?" Food Policy 49,  (2014): 33-40.

Efficacy of a Nutrition Biscuit in Malnutrition Management

The health risks and costs associated with malnutrition can be significantly reduced if symptoms are recognized early and treated effectively. Oral nutritional supplements (ONS) have been shown to increase nutrient intakes and maintain or improve nutritional status and functional outcomes in patients in a variety of settings. However despite this it is frequently reported that compliance to ONS, which are often milk based drinks, is poor. The aim of the present study is to assess the effectiveness of a new biscuit style nutritional supplement in the management of malnutrition.

Benefits and Risks of Iron interventionS in Children (BRISC): a randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh

Background (brief):
a. Burden: About 43% of pre-school children worldwide and 60% children 6-24 months of age in rural Bangladesh are anaemic and half of the burden of anaemia is assumed to be attributable to iron deficiency (ID) which may impair brain development in this critical period of life

Program changes are effective and cost-effective in increasing the amount of oil used in preparing corn soy blend porridge for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawi

Program changes are effective and cost-effective in increasing the amount of oil used in preparing corn soy blend porridge for treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Malawi

Effect of nutrition-improved food on the health of primary school children in Morobe province

This study will be assessing the efficacy of micronutrient fortified biscuits on improving the nutrition status of children aged between 5 and 12 years in schools within the city of Lae, and on the rural fringe. Two schools will be selected from urban Lae, and two will be selected from rural Lae for the study, which is planned to commence in February 2017 and conclude in December 2017 for a full school year. This equates to approximately 200 school days.

Comparison of the effectiveness of a milk-free soy-maize-sorghum-based ready-to-use therapeutic food to standard ready-to-use therapeutic food with 25% milk in nutrition management of severely acutely malnourished Zambian children