Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)


RUTF is specifically formulated for the nutritional rehabilitation of children from six months of age and adults suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

> For children after 6 months of age

The invention of RUTF made home treatment/ambulatory or outpatient care possible for severely malnourished children with an appetite and without medical complications.

However, the vulnerable condition of severely malnourished children requires a health practitioner’s prescription and regular medical check-ups.

RUTF should not be given to people who are allergic to peanuts or dairy products.

> To treat Severe Acute Malnutrition

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 F-100 therapeutic milk, RUTF is well-adapted to the needs of severely acute malnourished children.

Since it can be used at home without prior preparation, under the supervision of the mother or another member of the family, RUTF made outpatient treatment possible for most of the children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Thanks to these characteristics, the number of malnourished children treated considerably increased and the adherence to the regularity of the treatment and the recovery rate improved.

A true revolution over therapeutic milks, Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) has since May 2007 been recommended by WHO, UNICEF, WFP and the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition in the Joint Declaration on Community-based Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition.

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


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