Nutri FEEDO is used as a treatment for emergency malnutrition cases. This paste is energy and protein intensive and bears heavy micronutrient fortification – all in order to alleviate Severe Acute Malnutrition. The product is easy for children to eat because it dispenses readily from a tear-open package. The fortified peanut butter-like paste contains fats, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals as essential nutrients.
<strong>What is Severe Acute Malnutrition?</strong>
Perhaps the harshest stage of malnutrition, Severe Acute Malnutrition could be understood as a condition of severe wasting or stunting of a child. Considered as a disease by the WHO, this obviously has severe health and mortality implications for children under the age of five.
For more information, please click here.
Nutri FEEDO 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 foods (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.
- Roasted peanuts
- Milk powder
- Vegetable oil
- Vitamin-Mineral premix
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).