Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF)

Year Published: 2005

Journal

J Health Popul Nutr

Authors

Patel MP1, Sandige HL, Ndekha MJ, Briend A, Ashorn P, Manary MJ

Methods

A comparison of the effectiveness of peanut-based RUTF (P-RUTF) for treating childhood malnutrition vs. a corn-soy blend

Key Findings

Children receiving peanut-RUTF were more likely to recover and had greater rates of weight gain than children receiving corn/soy-blend (58% vs 22%; difference 36%). The results suggest that supplementary feeding with peanut-RUTF promotes better growth in children at risk of malnutrition than the fortified cereal/legume-blended food.