READY-TO-USE THERAPEUTIC FOOD (RUTF)
What does RUTF stand for?
RUTF stands for ready-to-use therapeutic food. It is made up of sugar, dried skim milk, oil, and a micronutrient premix of essential vitamins and nutrients. It may also include groundnuts (peanuts), oil seeds, and cereals.
RUTF nutrition is aimed at providing those experiencing severe acute malnutrition with the nutrition they need. RUTFs are easier to administer than therapeutic milk such as F75 and F100 because RUTFs do not need cooking or heating. They are prepackaged and ready to be consumed immediately without preparation.
What nutrients are in RUTF?
Ready-to-use therapeutic food provides similar nutrition to that of therapeutic milk. RUTFs can be made with a custom composition of micronutrients but generally contain fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), water-soluble vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B12, C, folic acid, niacin, biotin), essential minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, iodine), and fatty acids.
Why should you use a reliable RUTF supplier?
Choosing a reliable RUTF manufacturer is essential to succeeding in a malnutrition care project. Your supplier should be able to provide proof of certification with GMP, ISO, and other certifications.
Hexagon Nutrition provides RUTF in India and around the world. We are a RUTF manufacturer that has partnered with dozens of projects around the world to provide essential nutrients to those who need it most.