Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF)

Year Published: 2014

Journal

Matern Child Nutr

Authors

Owino VO, Irena AH, Dibari F, Collins S

Methods

This study outlines the development and formulation of a soy-maize-sorghum ready-to-use therapeutic food (SMS-RUTF) with a shelf-life stability of 12 months. It also documents the product's acceptability among 45 normal children in Zambia

Key Findings

Children preferred the texture of the peanut-based RUTF over the SMS-RUTF. 50% of children expressed satisfaction with peanut-based RUTF texture vs 35.5% for SMS-RUTF (p=0.002).