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ready-to-use therapeutic food
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ready-to-use therapeutic food Abbreviation: RUTF
A nutritional supplement consisting of a roasted, ground cereal and a roasted, ground legume, fortified with vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. The cereal provides a source of carbohydrates; the legume, a source of protein. RUTFs are used to treat and prevent malnutrition in impoverished populations, esp. undernourished children.
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BP- 100 is a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food
(RUTF) biscuit, a high-energy fortified food
Local production and provision of ready-to-use therapeutic food
(RUTF) spread for the treatment of severe childhood malnutrition.
Increasing government as well as NGO focus on the treatment of malnutrition is expected to drive revenue growth of the global ready-to-use therapeutic food
market over the forecast period.
4 WHO recommends that only severely malnourished children with complications should be admitted to a hospital, while those children with SAM who do not have complications should be managed in a community-based setting with ready-to-use therapeutic food
(RUTF) and basic medical care, an approach referred to as community-based therapeutic care (CTC).