Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF)


> For children after 6 months of age

In the first years of life, children living in developing countries are most at risk of undernutrition. As this is an important period of growth and development, it is crucial to correct the nutritional status of these young groups as early as possible.

RUSF has been designed for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition from the age of 6 months as part of nutritional supplementation programs. RUSF is also suitable for children who are coming out of therapeutic nutrition programs, to prevent relapse into severe acute malnutrition.

RUSF should not be given to people who are allergic to peanuts, dairy products or soy.


> To treat Moderate Acute Malnutrition

People who fall under the cut-off for moderate acute malnutrition (using Mid Upper Arm Circumference, Weight/Height ratio) need to receive an adapted diet that allows them to regain a normal nutritional status. The diet particularly needs to account for elevated nutrient and energy requirements.

A lipid-based nutritional supplement with a high vitamin and mineral content is well-adapted to the needs of moderate acute malnourished people. Results that can be achieved with RUSF have shown to be superior to those attained with fortified blended flours.

With these caracteristics, home use is possible and the product is particularly well adapted to emergency contexts or to nutritional programs to prevent malnutrition.

We are official distributors of Plumpy’Sup™, REBOUND® and YumPlum™ brands of RUSF in the region, all of which are approved by WHO, UNICEF and WFP for their programmes in the region.


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