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, Plumpy Nut 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, Plumpy Nut 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.