Plumpy'Sup™
Plumpy'Sup™

Plumpy'Sup™

Ready-to-use Supplementary Food (RUSF) – Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement Large Quantity (LNS-LQ)

• 100 g individual sachet [540 kcal]
• Treatment of moderate acute malnutrition
• From 6 months
• About 75 kcal / kg / day during 2 months• 
• From 6 months
• 1 sachet / day / person

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  • Description
  • Nutritional Values
  • Studies
Plumpy'Sup™ is a Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) also defined as a Lipid-based Nutrient Supplement Large Quantity (LNS-LQ)

✓ For children after 6 months of age

In the first years of life, children living in developing countries are most at risk of undernutrition. As this is an important period of growth and development, it is crucial to correct the nutritional status of these young groups as early as possible.

Plumpy'Sup™ has been designed for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition from the age of 6 months as part of nutritional supplementation programs. Plumpy'Sup ™ is also suitable for children who are coming out of therapeutic nutrition programs, to prevent relapse into severe acute malnutrition.

Plumpy’Sup should not be given to people who are allergic to peanuts, dairy products or soy.

✓ To treat Moderate Acute Malnutrition

People who fall under the cut-off for moderate acute malnutrition (using Mid Upper Arm Circumference, Weight/Height ratio) need to receive an adapted diet that allows them to regain a normal nutritional status. The diet particularly needs to account for elevated nutrient and energy requirements.

A lipid-based nutritional supplement with a high vitamin and mineral content, such as Plumpy’Sup™, is well-adapted to the needs of moderate acute malnourished people. Results that can be achieved with Plumpy’Sup™ have shown to be superior to those attained with fortified blended flours.

With these caracteristics, home use is possible and the product is particularly well adapted to emergency contexts or to nutritional programs to prevent malnutrition.

Plumpy’Sup™ is not substitute for a varied and nutritious diet and for breastfeeding.

Immediate breastfeeding after birth, exclusive during the first 6 months and recommended for at least 24 months.

 

Main nutritional values

Plumpy'Sup™ formula: elements for 100 g*

Energy537 kcalIron11.2 mgVitamin B11 mg
Proteins12.1 gIodine140 µgVitamin B22.6 mg
Lipids35 gSelenium20 µgVitamin B62 mg
Calcium630 mgManganese1.4 mgVitamin B122.7 µg
Phosphorus600 mgSodium< 180 mgVitamin K27 µg
Potassium1000 mgVitamin A750 µgBiotin60 µg
Magnesium170 mgVitamin D15 µgFolic acid428 µg DFE
Zinc12 mgVitamin E16.7 mgPantothenic acid6.6 mg
Copper1.4 mgVitamin C60 mgNiacin17.5 mg

 

Recent study on the efficacy of RUSF compared to Corn-Soy Blend (CSB)

This study reveals that , in the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in children 6-23 months of age:

  • RUSFs have a better impact on recovery rate than CSB
  • RUSFs have a better impact on weight gain than CSB
  • This superiority in terms of weight gain is only seen in children treated with RUSF containing soy isolate. In other words, according to this study, those receiving RUSF dehulled soy flour did not have a better weight gain than those receiving CSB containing dehulled soy flour.
  • Children treated with RUSF have a higher fat-free tissue gain than those treated with CSB. This gain in fat-free tissue is associated with better growth in children.

 

Studies carried out with the Supplementary'Plumpy® formula (ex Plumpy'Sup™)

 

Other studies carried out