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Formulation and Utilization of Supplementary Foods in Developing Countries


Malnutrition is the leading cause of death among children in developing countries, with severe acute malnutrition killing more than 3.5 million children each year. Overall, malnutrition contributes to more than half of the 11 million preventable deaths each year. Further, malnutrition makes both children and adults more subject to infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB, less likely to respond to medical treatment, and ultimately less likely to survive.

Various forms of food aid from donations of bulk grains to formulation of nutritious blends such as corn-soy-milk have been undertaken in the last 60 years. A more recent approach is that of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods for both clinical and at-home treatment. This webcast will discuss the formulation, production, utilization, and impact of well established RUTFs as well as novel approaches being currently investigated. It will inform the Food Science community of work currently being carried out principally by physicians and nutritionists.

Webcast Objectives:

Intended Audience(s): Product Developers, Company Management, Sales & Marketing Personnel, Plant Production Personnel, Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors, Food Safety Specialists, Product manufacturers, Research Staff, Regulators, Academics, Students
Learning Level(s): Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Non-Member Registration Fee: 145
Member Registration Fee: 95
Student Registration Fee: 49
Presentation Date: 09/15/10 9:00 AM
Duration: 1.5 hours


Dr Jinru Chen
Univ of Georgia

R. Dixon Phillips
Univ of Georgia

Patricia Wolff

Meds & Food For Kids

Firibu Kwesi Saalia

Dr Dorothy Nakimbugwe

Makerere Univ