Nutrivita along with its partners believes in conducting research at multiple levels with great interest. The use of nutritional food, especially RUTF and RUSF during emergencies is for broader humanitarian goals in fragile environments. The lessons learnt in such situations where costs of implementation is also of utmost importance, is governing our research approach. Nutrivita, constantly learns from global situations and uses evidence based information to conduct further research.
Nutrivita has strong ties with Nutriset for conducting research and development. We try to acquire deeper understanding of the mechanisms of malnutrition and of eating habits. We also try to understand the vulnerable groups such as pregnant women and newborn, or the impact of new ingredients from the locally produced raw materials on malnourished population. From the laboratory to the field, biologists, chemists, engineers, nutritionists, sociologists, anthropologists and social science specialists fine tune the physiological profile of beneficiaries and their environment, while continuously seeking higher quality and efficacy of the nutritional solutions offered.
Nutrivita has established partnerships with Academic Research Organizations both locally and globally to work in the areas of Malnutrition. Our collaborations are established to bring in new formulae for supplementary food, enhancing shelf-life of nutritional products, finding cheaper source of proteins, and other activities related to nutrition.
Ready-to-use Food (RUF): A general term used to describe fortified, nutrient-dense, high-energy food that can be eaten directly from the package and does not require refrigeration, cooking, or the addition of water.
Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food (RUTF): A RUF developed to therapeutically treat children ages six months to five years who have been diagnosed by a medical professional with severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
Ready-to-use Supplementary Food (RUSF): A RUF developed to treat children ages six months to five years who have been diagnosed with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).
Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement (LNS): A family of RUF products used for prevention of malnutrition. These products are often given to children between the ages of six months and three years at risk of undernourishment or for at-risk women during pregnancy and lactation.