Plumpy’nut was developed in 1996 by Nutriset and the IRD ( French Research Development Institute).  It was the first Ready-to-Use Food intended specifically for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition. It corresponds to the definition of RUTFs (Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food), recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the home – based treatment of severe acute malnutrition.  This product is used as a community-based management of severe acute malnutrition

  • For children more than 6 months of age
  • To treat Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM)
  • Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF)
  • Best before 24 months of packing
  • 92 gm. individual sachet
  • Can be used directly, without any prior preparation

RUTF is designed for children 6 months of age and above suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).  Children below 6 months have to be exclusively breastfed, or if necessary a specific regimen with adapted therapeutic products will be prescribed by a clinician.

RUTF does not need any prior cooking or dilution.  To consume, one needs to just open the sachet and eat the content.  RUTF has to be prescribed and initiated by a trained health and nutrition professional only.   RUTF shall always be used according to the national protocols on the management of SAM.  More details on the recommended dosage can be obtained by contacting our Nutritional experts.

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