Acute malnutrition (prevention)

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Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) - Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement Medium Quantity (LNS-MQ)

50 g individual sachet [270 kcal]

Decreases the repercussion of acute malnutrition during risky periods

For children from 6 to 36 months old

1 sachet / day / child

→ This product is a supplement to breastfeeding and the usual diet

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Plumpy'Doz™ is a ready-to-use soy-based nutrient supplement also defined as a Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement Medium Quantity (LNS-MQ)

 

✓ For children from 6 to 36 months age

From the age of 6 months up, once the recommended period of exclusive breastfeeding is finished, the infant's needs for energy and nutrients begin to exceed what mother's milk can give.

A high quality supplementary food then becomes indispensible to compensate for this deficit.

It is during this important growth phase that children are most at risk of denutrition. In a large number of developing countries, supplementary food adapted to the specific nutritional needs of infants and young children (6 – 24 months) is often unavailable or inaccessible. This problem is particularly severe during at-risk periods such as the lean season (the months between the depletion of family food stocks and the next harvest) in agricultural areas.

 

✓ To treat Moderate Acute Malnutrition and for prevention

As they are unable to consume sufficiently rich and diversified food, a large number of children become malnourished, which can be either chronic malnutrition (micronutrient deficiencies leading to retarded growth) or acute malnutrition (characterized by weight deficiency).

To meet our objective of preventing malnutrition in countries where acute malnutrition is endemic, Plumpy’Doz™ was developed to compensate for the deficiencies of the traditional diet of infants and young children (6-36 months). By providing them, via a daily dose, with micronutrients, but also with high quality proteins and essential fatty acids, Plumpy’Doz™ can help to reduce the incidence of acute malnutrition in regions affected by serious food insecurity.

This product is particularly suited to humanitarian emergencies when a large number of children less than three years old are at risk of malnutrition. As it can be given without a medical prescription, Plumpy’Doz™ is particularly used in association with blanket feeding programmes targeting young children (6-36 months), who are not malnourished but who are at risk of malnutrition.

 

Plumpy’Doz™ is not substitute for a varied and nutritious diet and for breastfeeding.

Immediate breastfeeding after birth, exclusive during the first 6 months and recommended for at least 24 months.

Main nutritional values

Plumpy’Doz™ formula: elements for 50 g*
Energy 270 kcal Iron 5.6 mg Vitamin B1 0.5 mg
Proteins 6.1 g Iodine 70 µg Vitamin B2 1.3 mg
Lipids 17.5 g Selenium 10 µg Vitamin B6 1 mg
Calcium 315 mg Manganese 0.7 mg Vitamin B12 1.4 µg
Phosphorus 300 mg Sodium < 90 mg Vitamin K 13.5 µg
Potassium 500 mg Vitamin A 375 µg Biotin 30 µg
Magnesium 85 mg Vitamin D 7.5 µg Folic acid 214 µg DFE
Zinc 6 mg Vitamin E 8.4 mg Pantothenic acid 3.3 mg
Copper 0.7 mg Vitamin C 30 mg Niacin 8.8 mg

*The values given in this table are based on Nutriset's knowledge of the intrinsic nutrient content of the raw materials and their variability, as well as the variability of the process.