Products: Overview | Severe acute malnutrition | Moderate acute malnutrition | Chronic malnutrition

Severe acute malnutrition

Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is characterised by a sudden major weight loss requiring a quick nutritional and medical intervention.

VALID Nutrition has developed Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) to treat SAM in children over 6 months old and adults. RUTF are for institutional use and should be consumed only under the recommendation of a health or nutrition professional. Two different formulations of RUTF currently exist: one based on peanut and milk (P-RUTF) and another based on soyabean, maize and sorghum with no milk or peanuts (SMS-RUTF).

P-RUTF Product Factsheet

Note: Breastfeeding is recommended until at least 24 months (exclusive up to 6 months). All VALID Nutrition products are for children > 6 months and do not replace breastfeeding.

SMS RUTF Product Factsheet

Products: Overview | Severe acute malnutrition | Moderate acute malnutrition | Chronic malnutrition

Severe acute malnutrition

Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is characterised by a sudden major weight loss requiring a quick nutritional and medical intervention.

VALID Nutrition has developed Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to treat SAM in children over 6 months and adults. It is for institutional use and should be consumed only under the recommendation of a health or nutrition professional.

RUTF Product Factsheet

Note: Breastfeeding is recommended until at least 24 months (exclusive up to 6 months). All VALID Nutrition products are for children > 6 months and do not replace breastfeeding.

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VALID commissioned and achieved peer-review of a professional report to quantify objectively the overall climate impact profile of the amino-acid enhanced, plant-based RUTF recipe. It has found that the overall global warming potential impacts of the plant-based RUTF recipe are 47%-52% less than the milk-peanut based recipe.

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