Moderate acute malnutrition

Moderate acute malnutrition is defined by a more moderate weight loss compared to severe acute malnutrition. According to UNICEF, more than 30 million children suffer from moderate acute malnutrition. Due to their susceptibility to disease, these children are at a higher risk of death and can rapidly deteriorate to severe acute malnutrition, at which stage their risk of death is further enhanced.

The weight to height ratio of a child diagnosed with moderate acute malnutrition is of between -3 and -2 Z-scores.


Nutriset products make possible the nutritional rehabilitation of these children.