NPFC - A-A-20362
READY-TO-USE SUPPLEMENTARY FOOD (RUSF)
|Publication Date:||30 April 2013|
This CID covers ready-to-use supplemental food (RUSF), a lipid nutrient paste packaged in pouches, suitable for use by supplementary feeding programs to treat moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in any cultural setting. The RUSF is expected to be used as part of a program that includes supplementary feeding for targeted populations, principally children from six months to five years of age who are moderately malnourished and are free from severe medical complications. The RUSF may be used in climatic extremes from the arctic to tropical zones. The RUSF is expected to supplement local diet (including breast milk for infants and young children) during the period of use and to provide adequate energy, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals to promote recovery from MAM.