Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 11

Development of Food Formulation Based on Local Products for Children Suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition without Complications at the National Institute of Public Health ABIDJAN


Nutrition and Pharmacology Laboratory, UFR Biosciences, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, University (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

*Corresponding Author: EGNON V KOUAKOU, Nutrition and Pharmacology Laboratory, UFR Biosciences, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, University (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Received: August 30, 2022; Published: October 17, 2022


Ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) play a fundamental part in the protocol for the management of severe acute malnutrition in children aged 6 to 59 months. Their availability is therefore a major issue in the fight against infant morbidity and mortality in developing countries. In Côte d'Ivoire, frequent shortages of RUTF are observed in the majority of health structures with repercussions on the level of performance of nutritional programs. Faced with this situation, an Ivorian research team offered to compose food formulas based on local products. The objective is to develop formulas that meet the recommended nutritional and microbiological requirements in order to use them as substitutes for reference products. To this end, a nutritional formulation based on local food products was made using the linear programming technique and then produced using traditional methods. Nutritional and microbiological qualities were determined using standard laboratory methods. This work was carried out at the National Institute of Public Health and made it possible to obtain a corn and cowpea-based formula that meets the nutritional and microbiological requirements recommended for malnourished children. It could be used in the management of cases of severe acute malnutrition without complications. They must be subjected to the clinical trial processes in force in order to use them with complete peace of mind.

Keywords: Therapeutic Food; Severe Acute Malnutrition; Local Product


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Citation: EGNON V KOUAKOU., et al. “Development of Food Formulation Based on Local Products for Children Suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition without Complications at the National Institute of Public Health ABIDJAN". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.11 (2022): 61-66.


Copyright: © 2022 EGNON V KOUAKOU., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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