Ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) manufacturer Edesia, North Kingston, R.I., plans to double its capacity thanks to a recent gift of up to $137 million from the Bezos family. Edesia, a nonprofit social enterprise, has been producing Plumpy’Nut RUTF since its founding in 2010, supplying a life-saving nutrition product to 23 million children in more than 60 countries (Edesia 2023).

Rich in nutrients and calories, Plumpy’Nut is a ready-to-eat paste formulated with milk powder, peanut…

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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]).