Author Affiliation: Centre for Nutrition and Health Research, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
The efficacy and effectiveness of ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) for the treatment of wasting have been previously documented,1,2 and its use as part of community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition in children is now recommended.3
Neufeld LM. Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for the Prevention of Wasting in Children. JAMA. 2009;301(3):327-328. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.1023