Supplementary Feeding with Fortified Spreads Results in Higher Recovery Rates than with a Corn/Soy Blend in Moderately Wasted Children (Journal of Nutrition)

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Moderately wasted children in sub-Saharan Africa are typically treated with a corn-soy blend (CSB), but this intervention has had limited effectiveness. This randomized clinical effectiveness trial, carried out by FANTA partner Washington University in St. Louis, showed that moderately wasted children who received fortified spreads—energy-dense, lipid-based pastes with powdered micronutrients—were more likely to recover than those who received CSB. The results were published in the Journal of Nutrition.

Collaborating Organizations: University of Malawi College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine 

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