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Research Article

The Effect of Adding Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food to a General Food Distribution on Child Nutritional Status and Morbidity: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

  • Lieven Huybregts equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lieven Huybregts, Freddy Houngbé

    lieven.huybregts@ugent.be

    Affiliations: Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Freddy Houngbé equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lieven Huybregts, Freddy Houngbé

    Affiliations: Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Action Contre la Faim, Paris, France

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  • Cécile Salpéteur,

    Affiliation: Action Contre la Faim, Paris, France

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  • Rebecca Brown,

    Affiliation: Action Contre la Faim, Paris, France

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  • Dominique Roberfroid,

    Affiliation: Child Health and Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Myriam Ait-Aissa,

    Affiliation: Action Contre la Faim, Paris, France

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  • Patrick Kolsteren

    Affiliations: Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Child Health and Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Published: September 18, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001313

About the Authors

Lieven Huybregts, Lieven Huybregts, Freddy Houngbé, Patrick Kolsteren
Department of Food Safety and Food Quality, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Freddy Houngbé, Cécile Salpéteur, Rebecca Brown, Myriam Ait-Aissa
Action Contre la Faim, Paris, France
Dominique Roberfroid, Patrick Kolsteren
Child Health and Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: lieven.huybregts@ugent.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LH RB CS MAA DR PK. Performed the experiments: FH. Analyzed the data: FH LH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FH LH PK. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: FH LH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LH FH RB CS MAA DR PK. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LH FH RB CS MAA DR PK. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LH FH RB CS MAA DR PK. Enrolled patients: FH.