Keyword: Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)

For more related articles, please see the category Management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

Acceptability trial of a novel RUTF based on soy, lentils and rice

This article shares the preliminary results of an exploratory trial of a ready-to-use therapeutic food based on soy, lentils and rice, produced in Sri Lanka.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 13)

Impact of local RUTF manufacture on farmers’ incomes in Malawi

This article describes the experience of local production of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) in Malawi by Valid Nutrition with regard to economic impact on local farmers.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 18)

Increase in the shelflife of Plumpy’nut

Aware of the long time it can take for products to reach the field, especially in land-locked countries, Nutriset have been conducting research with a view to increasing the ‘best before’ date of Plumpy’nut.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 20)

Increasing Access to Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF)

Since 2007, the use of ready to use therapeutic foods (RUTF) to treat severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in young children has been endorsed by the United Nations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and received wide notice by the media.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 47)

Informal workshop on bioavailability of micronutrients in RUTF

Summary of workshop report.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 22)

Linear programming to design low cost, local RUTF

Summary of research.

Issue 43, July 2012 (page 37)

Management of moderate acute malnutrition with RUTF in Niger

Between 2001 and 2005, the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) therapeutic feeding programme in Maradi.

Issue 31, September 2007 (page 3)

Postscript: Local purchase of ingredients for RUTF in developing countries?

The manufacture of Ready to Use Food (RUTF) in developing countries, using ingredients purchased from local farmers, has always been a central element in the Community-based Therapeutic Care (CTC) model.

Issue 38, April 2010 (page 20)

Putting nutrition products in their place: ACF position paper

Summary of position paper.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 58)

Qualitative review of an alternative treatment of SAM in Myanmar

In 2009, Action Contre la Faim (ACF) treated an estimated 18,000 children under five years for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Maungdaw and Buthidaung Townships and Sittwe, Rakhine state, western Myanmar.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 7)

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)

Valid Nutrition

The ENN recently interviewed Steve Collins and Paul Murphy from Valid Nutrition (VN) at a Central London Hotel.

Issue 39, September 2010 (page 46)

Valid Nutrition and Insta Products announce collaboration in East Africa

Valid Nutrition (VN) and Insta Products EPZ Limited (Insta) have entered into a collaboration in East Africa covering the provision of Ready to Use Foods (RUF) within the region.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 19)

Value chain approach to increase production of RUTF/CSB

In Ethiopia, 13.7 million people face chronic food insecurity. Out of this figure, the number of people who needed emergency food aid reached about 6.2 million in June 2009. An additional 7.5 million received aid in return for work on community projects as a part of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP).

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 79)