Ready-to-use foods fall into three main categories:
- Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) – targeting severe acute malnutrition in children and adults. RUTF is for institutional use upon the recommendation of a trained professional.
- Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) – targeting moderate acute malnutrition in children and adults.
- Ready-to-Use Complementary Food (RUCF) – targeting chronic malnutrition among young children.