Category: Supplementary feeding

A consultation of operational agencies and academic specialists on MUAC and WHZ as indicators of SAM

Summary of meeting report.

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 35)

Blanket BP5 distribution to under fives in North Darfur

The current conflict in Darfur, Sudan started in 2003. Since then, large-scale violence has decreased but fighting and attacks continue over large parts of the territory despite ongoing peace building efforts.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 31)

Community Supplementary Feeding Programme (CSFP) Evaluation in Zimbabwe

The first Field Exchange carried an article about the CSFP in Zimbabwe: Nutrition in commercial farms; finding the right plaster for the wound. Since then the findings of a MOH/UNICEF evaluation of the programme between 1995-6 following the severe drought of 1994-5, have been published. Before summarising these findings a brief description of this programme is in order. .

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 22)

CSB versus fortified spread in wasted HIV infected adults in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 36, July 2009 (page 10)

Draft Guidelines for the Marketing of Ready to Use Supplemental Foods for Children

In the absence of guidelines to govern the marketing of ready to use supplemental foods (RUSFs), members of the UNSCN NGO/CSO constituency drafted a guidance to specifically address this in 2010.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 48)

Effect of adding RUSF to ageneral food distribution on child nutritional status and morbidity: a cluster randomised controlled trial

The authors of a recent study hypothesized that including a daily dose of 46 g of Lipid based Nutrient Supplement (LNS) as Ready to Use Supplementary Food (RUSF), for consumption by children between 6 and 36 months of age as part of a household food distribution programme would reduce cumulative wasting incidence during the seasonal hunger gap (June to October).

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 7)

Effect of mass supplementation with RUSF during an anticipated nutritional emergency

Summary of published research.

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 15)

Emergency Supplementary Feeding

Supplementary Feeding Programmes (SFPs) are amongst the oldest and most common type of nutritional intervention in developing countries. The main aim of SFPs in both emergency and non-emergency situations is to prevent mortality due to malnutrition amongst groups who are considered to be most at risk.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 3)

Enhanced Outreach Strategy/ Targeted Supplementary Feeding for Child Survival in Ethiopia (EOS/ TSF)

Ethiopia has one of the highest under five mortality rates of all developing countries, due largely to the combined effect of a high incidence of infectious diseases and inadequate infant and young child nutrition.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 8)

ENN/SC UK investigation of impact and effectiveness of SFPs

The ENN and Save the Children UK (SC UK) have just begun a joint research study to assess the impact and effectiveness of emergency supplementary feeding programmes (SFPs).

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 12)

Evaluation of MSF Holland mission in Afghanistan

Summary of Evaluation.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 20)

Evaluation of SCUK Emergency Nutrition Intervention in Malawi During 2002-2003

The 2001 harvest in Malawi was particularly poor and it was recognised by June/July that there would be a substantial maize deficit. Furthermore the grain reserve had been sold off, and the money from this reserve was ‘missing’.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 20)

Evaluation of the Supplementary Feeding Programme carried out in Marsabit District, Kenya, April-November 1997

MSF implemented a nutrition rehabilitation programme in Marsabit District between April and November 1997, in response to the drought that affected north eastern Kenya in 1996.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 27)

Factors associated with defaulting in MSF ambulatory programme

Summary of meeting abstract.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 9)

Failure to respond to treatment in supplementary feeding programmes

As highlighted in the recent large-scale retrospective review of emergency supplementary feeding programmes conducted by the ENN and SC UK, a significant number of children in these programmes fail to respond to treatment.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 24)

Feeding the unborn babies

The summary below is based upon a near final draft of the new MSF guidelines.1 The guidelines may therefore undergo some revision before publication. Furthermore, it should be noted that certain important aspects of these draft guidelines do not conform with other currently employed guidelines (Eds).

Issue 12, April 2001 (page 26)

Finding the right MUAC cut-off to improve screening efficiency

In Hlaing Thayer township, Yangon, Burma, ORWs were spending a considerable amount of time doing weight and height measurements on all children visited, in order to refer less than 1% to the therapeutic feeding programme.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 24)

Foods for the Treatment of Malnutrition

Summary of Conference Presentation.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 14)

Fortified spreads v CSB in supplementary feeding in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 10)

History of nutritional status and Concern’s response in Dessie Zuria woreda, Ethiopia

Dessie Zuria is one of 21 woredas (districts) in South Wollo Zone of Amhara Region, Northern Ethiopia. The nutrition situation in Dessie Zuria has remained at ‘serious’ levels for the past 10 years, with the global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate only once dropping below 10% (cut off advised by Ethiopian guidelines to classify an emergency situation) in 2004 in the presence of an emergency feeding programme.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 44)

Impact of Emergency SFP in Guinea-Bissau

Published paper.

Issue 24, March 2005 (page 6)

Improving blanket supplementary feeding programme (BSFP) efficiency in Sudan

Prevalence of acute malnutrition across Sudan is high and ranges from 11 to 29%. Specific causes of acute malnutrition are largely unknown.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 60)

Intervention Study on Cases Presenting Precursor Signs of Kwashiorkor

This article is based on a report written by Dominique Brunet which was, in turn, based on the findings of research undertaken by Save the Children UK in DRC.

Issue 26, November 2005 (page 7)

Is extrusion cooking of blended foods really advantageous?

Published Paper.

Issue 10, July 2000 (page 4)

Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplement Research Network Meeting

In April 2011, the International Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (iLiNS) Project hosted the second international LNS Research Network Meeting in Washington DC, the first of which was held in Rome in 2009. The key presentations and issues arising are summarised here.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 14)

Local Production of Processed complementary food: World Food Programme experience

Summary of published review.

Issue 11, December 2000 (page 5)

Low Cost Extrusion Plant

On November the 13th the Food and Agricultural Institute at the University of Lille presented its work to date on the development of a low cost extrusion technology and the progress made on its potential application in emergency situations.

Issue 3, January 1998 (page 16)

Low rate of low birthweight in refugee camps in Nepal

Summary of research.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 13)

Minimum Reporting Package (MRP) on Supplementary Feeding Programmes

In order to evaluate the quality and impact of nutrition interventions, agencies need effective monitoring and reporting systems in place for programmes.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 54)

MUAC as discharge criterion and weight gain in malnourished children

Summary of published research.

Issue 45, May 2013 (page 22)

Nutrition Supplement for People With HIV

Summary of unpublished research.

Issue 26, November 2005 (page 16)

Postscript to 'Production of fortifed blended foods in Kenya'


Issue 2, August 1997 (page 7)

Postscript to 'Selective feeding programmes for detainees in Rwanda'

This article raises most of the points I would want to make about the prison feeding programme in Rwanda. I will therefore mainly confine myself to providing a little more background and reiterate points that I think are most important. .

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 5)

Practical challenges of evaluating BSFP in northern Kenya

Summary of published study.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 28)

Putting nutrition products in their place: ACF position paper

Summary of position paper.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 58)

Reflections on food and nutrition interventions in Huambo

Angola has been at war for almost 3 decades. This has had a profound influence at all levels of the country’s infrastructure: economic, social, public, commercial, political and military.

Issue 10, July 2000 (page 17)

Selective Feeding Programme Evaluation in Nyapara, Bangladesh.

Summary of Internal MSF Holland Evaluation.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 28)

Selective Feeding Programme for Detainees in Rwanda

CONCERN is currently providing a supplementary wet-ration to over 7,500 detainees in twelve cachots (commune level detention centres) in Rwanda. The objective of this supplementary feeding programme is to reduce the burden of food provision on the families of the detainees and, indirectly, to assist households to become food secure.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 4)

Supplementary Feeding in Mandera: The Right Intervention?

Central Mandera is located in northeastern Kenya, 2 km west of Somalia and 5 km south of the Ethiopian border.

Issue 6, February 1999 (page 26)

Supplementary feeding in Zimbabwe

Summary of research.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 9)

Supplementary Feeding Programme - Current Guidelines

Various guidelines.

Issue 2, August 1997 (page 24)

Supplementary feeding using RUTF in Malawi

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 13)

Targeted Food Distribution to Women and Children in Northern Afghanistan

This article describes the impact of a food distribution programme targeting households of malnourished women and children in northern Afghanistan.

Issue 20, November 2003 (page 22)

The Targeted Supplementary Feeding Programme (TSF)

The Enhanced Outreach Strategy (EOS)/Targeted Supplementary Food (TSF) for Child Survival is a joint programme under the United Nation Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF, 2007-2011) with the Government of Ethiopia.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 76)

Trials and tribulations of local RUTF producer in Haiti

This article presents Meds & Food for Kids, an independent local producer of therapeutic and supplementary foods in Haiti, and its pursuit of accreditation as a manufacturer of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food and acceptance in international supply chains. This story serves as a backdrop to a wider conversation on the viability of the national production model for Ready to Use Foods, and the obstacles and opportunities that are present for specialised manufacturing in developing world contexts.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 10)

UNHCR Operational Guidance for use of special nutritional products

This article summarises UNHCR’s ‘Operational Guidance on the Use of Special Nutritional Products to Reduce Micronutrient Deficiencies and Malnutrition in Refugee Populations’. It is one of the outputs of the Anaemia Control, Prevention and Reduction Project, a collaborative work between the UNHCR and ENN.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 44)

UNHCR Technical Workshop on the Operational Guidance on the use of Special Nutritional Products

In July 2011, UNHCR, in collaboration with ENN, held a five-day technical training workshop to introduce the recently finalised ‘Operational Guidance on the Use of Special Nutritional Products to Reduce Micronutrient Deficiencies and Malnutrition in Refugee Populations’.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 49)

Update on Minimum Reporting Package (MRP) trainings in London and Nairobi

The ‘Minimum Reporting Package’ (MRP) has been developed to support standardised data collection for emergency Supplementary Feeding Programmes (SFPs).

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 66)

WFP Targeted Supplementary Feeding in Ethiopia

Summary of evaluation.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 24)

WHO/UNICEF/WFP/UNHCR informal consultation on moderate malnutrition management in U5’s

Summary of meeting.

Issue 35, March 2009 (page 24)