Overview

Overview

We produce milk-peanut formula Ready-to-Use Foods (RUFs) based upon standard United Nations guidelines. Ready-to-Use Foods (RUFs), also called “Lipid based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)”, are highly fortified, oil-based nutrient dense pastes specifically designed for the treatment of malnutrition. They are made from varying combinations of grains, pulses and seeds, milk powder, sugar, oil, vitamins and minerals. They are precooked and ready to eat straight from the pack. As they are oil-based, bacteria cannot grow in RUFs which can be stored safely for up to one year without the need for refrigeration. In a resource poor setting, these products are literally life-savers!

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.

 

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2 months ago

VALID Nutrition Malawi

Striving to make improvements in ways to better tackle malnutrition problems with readily available raw materials and improved performanceA study by GIF investee Valid Nutrition has revealed ready-to-use therapeutic foods made with soya, maize and sorghum are more effective in treating anaemia and correcting iron deficiency among children with severe acute malnutrition than the standard milk-based formulation, and a much lower cost, paving the way for further research into alternative malnutrition treatments made up of widely available staples. Read the full report in BMC Public Health ✏

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6 months ago

VALID Nutrition Malawi

Its time for the Private Sector to play its part in Malawi!The #ScalingUpNutritionBusinessNetwok #SBN will be launched on 20th February 2019 @RyallsHotel in Blantyre. The network aims to support businesses in growing the role they play in nutrition #MCCCCI #CSONA #MinistryofIndustryTradeTourism ...

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