A Randomized Controlled Trial Offering Higher- Compared with Lower-Dairy Second Meals Daily in Preschools in Guinea-Bissau Demonstrates an Attendance-Dependent Increase in Weight Gain for Both Meal Types and an Increase in Mid-Upper Arm Circumference for the Higher-Dairy Meal.

@article{Batra2016ARC,
  title={A Randomized Controlled Trial Offering Higher- Compared with Lower-Dairy Second Meals Daily in Preschools in Guinea-Bissau Demonstrates an Attendance-Dependent Increase in Weight Gain for Both Meal Types and an Increase in Mid-Upper Arm Circumference for the Higher-Dairy Meal.},
  author={Payal Batra and Nina Schlossman and Ionela Balan and William M Pruzensky and Adrian Balan and Carrie Ann Brown and Madeleine M Gould Gamache and Molly M Schleicher and Augusto Braima de Sa and Edward Saltzman and Lauren Wood and Susan B Roberts},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2016},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={
          124-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND Controversy remains over the most effective approaches to prevent childhood malnutrition. OBJECTIVES We tested the feasibility and effectiveness of delivering ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSFs) as a second daily meal in preschool children aged 3-5 y in Guinea-Bissau, and compared RUSFs with different levels of dairy protein. METHODS This study was a 3 mo cluster-randomized controlled pilot trial of 2 RUSFs differing in dairy protein in 533 boys and girls from 9 preschools… CONTINUE READING
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