This webcast will discuss the formulation, production, utilization, and impact of well established RUTFs as well as novel approaches being currently investigated for developing countries. Presenters include food scientists, nurtitionists, and physicians who are developing, utilizing, and studying the impact of Therapeutic, Recovery, and Supplementary Foods in Malawi, Haiti, Ghana, Mali, and Uganda.
Malnutrition is the leading cause of death among children in developing countries, with severe acute malnutrition killing more than 3.5 million children each year. Overall, malnutrition contributes to more than half or the 11 million preventable deaths each year. Further, malnutrition makes both children and adults more subject to infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB, less likely to respond to medical treatment, and ultimately less likely to survive. Various forms of food aid from donations of bulk grains to formulation of nutritious blends such as corn-soy-milk have been undertaken in the last 60 years. A more recent approach is that of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Foods for both clinical and at-home treatment.
Discuss the need and strategies for developing Therapeutic, Recovery, and Supplementary Foods for Developing Countries
Examine the importance of utilizing and measuring the impact of Therapeutic, Recovery, and Supplementary Foods in Developing Countries in Africa and the Caribbean.
- Product Developers
- Company Management
- Sales & Marketing Personnel
- Plant Production Personnel
- Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors
- Food Safety Specialists
- Product manufacturers
- Research Staff
Learning Level: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Please note that course topics, presenters and times are subject to change without notice.