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.
See also: food
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In June, the World Health Organization released a report on the success of using Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food in a community-based setting.
Total of 33,000 packets of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) provided by Good Spread Buy-One-Give-One campaign
For instance, this week, our partners were able to reach 3,550 children with a combination of corn-soy blend and ready-to-use therapeutic food in hard-to-reach areas in Qansadheere, Bay region," said Rozanne Chorlton, UNICEF Representative in Somalia.