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January 21, 2009

Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for the Prevention of Wasting in Children

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Centre for Nutrition and Health Research, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Mexico.

JAMA. 2009;301(3):327-328. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.1023

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