Recommendations for use
It can be used directly, without any prior preparation. After opening, the sachet can be used throughout the day.
- 24 months
- 92g individual sachet.
- 13.8kg net weight carton of approxima-tively 150 sachets.
Plumpy'Nut™ is a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF).
For Children after 6 months of age
Plumpy’Nut® is specifically formulated to the nutritional rehabilitation of severely acute malnourished children (from six months of age and above).
The invention of Plumpy’Nut® made home treatment/ambulatory or outpatient care possible fro severely malnourished children with an appetite and without medical complications.
Even thought Plumpy'Nut can be used at home under the supervision of the mother or another member of the family, the vulnerable condition of severely malnourished children requires a health practitioner's prescription and regular medical check-ups.
To treat Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)
Children who fall under the cut-off for severe acute malnutrition need to receive an adapted diet that allows them to regain a normal nutritional status. Providing the same nutritional value (but without the same use constraints) than F100 therapeutic milk, Plumpy’Nut®, a lipid-based nutritional supplement with a high vitamin and mineral content, is well-adapted to the needs of severely acute malnourished children.
Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition and the use of Plumpy’Nut® made possible to considerably increase the number of malnourished children treated, while improving adherence to the regularity of the treatment, and the recovery rate
Plumpy’Nut® complies with the nutritional composition recommended by WHO, WFP, the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition and UNICEF Joint Statement: « Community-based management of severe acute malnutrition ».