Miranda Grizio

Irish charity Valid Nutrition is driving down the cost of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) with a formulation based on locally grown soy, maize, and sorghum. The key to its effectiveness in treating malnourished children as well as the standard peanut- and milk-based RUTF: amino acid fortification. The lower cost and improved ingredient availability of this new RUTF opens the door to reaching more children in need.

UNICEF relies on RUTF to treat children with severe acute malnutrition, also k…

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Miranda Grizio, MS, is a member of IFT and a case study writer for IFT’s Food Science for Relief and Development Program ([email protected]).