Plumpy Nut


Original Image by Mack Male via Flickr
Original Image by Mack Male via Flickr

By: Nikki Nies

Plumpy Nut is a thriving nutrition bar for children over the age of 6 months.  As a Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), Plumpy Nut is given to help those that are severely malnourished without any prep needed prior.

As a lipid based nutrition supplement, it is a good value of vitamins and minerals.  It has a shelf life of 24 months.

With the introduction of Plumpy Nut, created by a French pediatrician, it has made outpatient care and home treatment possible.  Plumpy Nut is only the first step in helping the severely malnourished, but require regular medical check ups and a physician’s prescription.

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The life saving, but simple peanut pasta now makes life seem imaginable for some.  It stays fresh after being opened, does not require medical supervision to be distributed, does not require clean water to swallow, nor fridgerated.  What can get better than that?

Sources: http://www.nutriset.fr/en/product-range/produit-par-produit/plumpy-nut-ready-to-use-therapeutic-food-rutf.html

http://voices.yahoo.com/malnourished-children-yemen-plumpynut-and-7428340.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/plumpynut-the-lifesaver-that-costs-well-peanuts-8783650.html

One thought on “Plumpy Nut

  1. Hi,
    Thanks Nikki for your kind article. My name is François Vila and I am the community manager of Nutriset (Plumpy’Nut).
    If you want to know more about the Plumpy’Nut story and the way we try to fight against children malnutrition, you can watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsBvqk5fwVM. In this movie, our “Nutritional Autonomy for All” concept and our actions in favor of sustainable development for the Global South are precisely described. I hope you will like it.
    Best Regards
    François Vila
    http://www.nutriset.frhttp://www.plumpyfield.com
    @Nutriset_France – @PlumpyField

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