Food for malnutrition in India-nuflowerfoods


NutriFEEDO® is a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF). Based on WHO and UNICEF Guidelines, it is designed to treat Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in children under the age of 5. It is a peanut-based paste, which through high lipid and protein content, provides high energy in a very compact form. It is also heavily fortified with all the micronutrients a Severely Acute Malnourished child may require.

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    What is Severe Acute Malnutrition?

    Severe Acute Malnutrition is defined by a very low weight for height (below -3 z scores of the median WHO growth standards), by having a a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) <115 mm, by visible severe wasting or by the presence of nutritional oedema. Decreasing child mortality and improving maternal health depends heavily on reducing malnutrition which is responsible for major deaths among children under 5 years of age.


    NutriFEEDO® is an energy-intensive peanut based ready-to-use therapeutic paste for children within the age group of 6 months to 59 months. It seeks to provide an intensive energy boost coupled with a substantial micronutrient fortification to the body. And thus, is used by many health practitioners in the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

    Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) have proven to be effective in the community-based treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) because of their specialized nutrient composition, the reduced risk of contamination associated with their use, and the fact that children can consume RUTF in their homes, obviating the need for inpatient treatment.

    Key Ingredients

    • Roasted peanuts
    • Milk powder
    • Sugar
    • Non Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
    • Emulsifier
    • Vitamin-Mineral Premix

    Method of Intake

    The packet needs to be kneaded, opened and eaten.


    Dosage for NutriFEEDO® in children with Severe Acute Malnutrition depends on the weight, height and age of the child. An approximate measure would be around 200 calories per kilogram of weight (200kcal/kg/day).

    The exact doses to be given to SAM children would be decided as per the recommended amounts of ready to use therapeutic food for a given child’s weight.