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.

At the Global Hunger Today Conference, Dr Steve Collins raised challenging questions about undue delays in the implementation of robust, scientific evidence that can transform the numbers of malnourished children receiving treatment within existing budgets.

The ground-breaking results from a clinical trial of a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) product made without milk or animal source protein and undertaken in Malawi in 2016, were recently unveiled by VALID Nutrition’s Founder, Dr Steve Collins.

Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit on June 27th and 28th, 2018 in Washington D.C.

“It is scandalous that a product with several critical advantages and high quality scientific evidence to support it, can be blocked because of bureaucracy and vested interests”

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