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Community-based supplementary feeding for promoting the growth of children under five years of age in low and middle income countries

  1. Yanina Sguassero1,*,
  2. Mercedes de Onis2,
  3. Ana María Bonotti3,4,
  4. Guillermo Carroli1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group

Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

Assessed as up-to-date: 31 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005039.pub3


How to Cite

Sguassero Y, de Onis M, Bonotti AM, Carroli G. Community-based supplementary feeding for promoting the growth of children under five years of age in low and middle income countries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD005039. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005039.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Rosario, Argentina

  2. 2

    World Health Organization, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, Geneva, Switzerland

  3. 3

    Ministry of Health, Province of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  4. 4

    Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Yanina Sguassero, Centro Rosarino de Estudios Perinatales, Moreno 878, Rosario, S2000DKR, Argentina. ysguassero@crep.org.ar. crep@crep.org.ar.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

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Brazil 2006 {published data only}
  • Oliveira SMSd, Costa MJdC, Rivera MAA, Santos LMP, Ribeiro MdLC, Soares Gd, supplementary feeding, et al. Impact of a dietary supplement on the nutritional status of preschool children enrolled in day care centers [ Impacto da mistura no estado nutricional de pré-escolares matriculados em creches]. Revista de Nutrição 2006;19(2):169-76.
Brazil 2008 {published data only}
  • Ferreira HdS, Cavalcante SdA, Cabral JrCR, Paffer ATd. Effects of the consumption of "multi-mixture" on nutritional status: a community trial involving children from a slum district on the outskirts of Maceió, State of Alagoas, Brazil [Efeitos do consumo da multimistura sobre o estado nutricional: ensaio comunitário envolvendo crianças de uma favela daperiferia de Maceió, Alagoas, Brasil]. Revista Brasileira de Saúde Materno Infantil 2008;8(3):309-18.
China 2005 {published data only}
  • He M, Yang YX, Han H, Men JH, Bian LH, Wang GD. Effects of yogurt supplementation on the growth of preschool children in Beijing suburbs. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences 2005;18(3):192-5.
Guatemala 1995 {published data only}
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Indonesia 1991 {published data only}
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Indonesia 2000 {published data only}
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Jamaica 1991 {published data only}
  • Grantham-McGregor SM, Powell CA, Walker SP, Himes JH. Nutritional supplementation, psychosocial stimulation, and mental development of stunted children: the Jamaican study. The Lancet 1991;338(8758):1-5.
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Multicountry study 1996 {published data only}
  • Simondon, et al. Berger J, Simondon KB, Cornu A, Ly C, Massamba JP, et al. Effect of early, short-term supplementation on weight and linear growth of 4-7-mo-old infants in developing countries: a four-country randomized trial. Revue d' Épidemiologie et de Santé Publique 1997;45:S109.
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References to studies excluded from this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Bangladesh 1992 {published data only}
  • Fauveau C, Siddiqui M, Briend A, Silimperi DR, Begum N, Fauveau V. Limited impact of a targeted food supplementation programme in Bangladeshi urban slum children. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics 1992;12(1):41-6.
Brazil 2007 {published data only}
  • Gigante DP, Buchweitz M, Helbig E, Almeida AS, Araújo CL, Neuman NA, et al. Randomized clinical trial of the impact of a nutritional supplement “multi-mixture” on the nutritional status of children enrolled at preschools. Jornal de Pediatria 2007;83(4):363-9.
Colombia 1981 {published data only}
  • Lutter CK, Mora JO, Habicht JP, Rasmussen KM, Robson DS, Herrera MG. Age-specific responsiveness of weight and length to nutritional supplementation. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1990;51:359-64.
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Gambia 1998 {published data only}
  • Krähenbühl JD, Schutz Y, Jéquier E. High fat versus high carbohydrate nutritional supplementation: a one year trial in stunted rural Gambian children. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1998;52(3):213-22.
Haiti 2008 {published data only}
  • Ruel MT, Menon P, Habicht JP, Loechl C, Bergeron G, Pelto G, et al. Age-based preventive targeting of food assistance and behaviour change and communication for reduction of childhood undernutrition in Haiti: a cluster randomised trial. Lancet 2008;371(9612):588-95.
India 2001 {published data only}
  • Bhandari N, Balh R, Nayvar B, Khokhar P, Rohde JE, Bhan MK. Food supplementation with encouragement to feed it to infants from 4 to 12 months of age has a small impact on weight gain. Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001;131:1946-51.
Malawi 2004 {published data only}
  • Maleta K, Kuittinen J, Duggan MB, Briend A, Manary M, Wales J, et al. Supplementary feeding of underweight, stunted Malawian children with a ready-to-use food. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2004;38(2):152-8.
Mexico 2004 {published data only}
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References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Sguassero 2005
Sguassero 2007
  • Sguassero Y, de Onis M, Carroli G. Effectiveness of supplementary feeding in developing countries: a systematic review [Efectividad de la alimentación suplementaria en países en vías de desarrollo: revisión sistemática]. Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría 2007;105(3):198-205.