09 August 2008

Plumpy'nut ~ A Lifesaving Therapeutic Food

I was hanging with Jock Brandis -- of the Full Belly Project -- who reminded me of Plumpy'nut, a peanut-based therapeutic food used as a treatment for emergency malnutrition since it helps children regain weight rapidly, making the difference between life and death. Plumpy'nut is the brainchild of Frenchman André Briend, a pediatric nutritionist working with the WHO. CBS's 60 Minutes spotlighted Plumpy'nut recently...

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