Commentary. Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food – Can the Children be Saved with Fortified Peanut paste

" We do not question the use of RUTF to treat severe acute malnutrition, under qualified health professional supervision. Our concern is the extension of its use in communities, rather than in health facilities, and for prevention, rather than the treatment of malnutrition. Using an expensive, currently usually imported, commercial product, as the main food to prevent malnutrition, is undesirable and unsustainable. Using RUTF in this way is medicalising and commercialising young child feeding" 

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Dr. Arun Gupta MD FIAP
Regional Coordinator IBFAN Asia,
Member, Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges,
Member Steering Committee World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action.
Chair, global Breastfeeding Initiative for Child Survival(gBICS) 
Phone 91-9899676306