Combating Child Malnutrition

Ever heard of Plumpy’doz? Chances are you won’t find it at your local Ralphs or Albertsons.

It is a ready-to-use therapuetic food (RUTF) that UNICEF plans to introduce this month in Somalia, where malnutrition rates are nearly 20%.

3 teaspoons of the product (made from milk powder, sugar, peanut paste, oil, minerals, and vitamins) will be distributed to infants 3 times a day for 8 months.

The aim is to pro-actively prevent child malnutrition rather than re-actively treat it.

Plumpy’doz costs $0.17 per day or $1.17 per bottle.

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One Response to Combating Child Malnutrition

  1. Michelle says:

    I tasted Plumpy’nut when I visited a child feeding center in Harare…tastes like peanut butter.

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