Nutritional supplement for the growing child
Recommendations for use
- Recommended daily dose :
3 teaspoonfuls, 3 times a day,
or about 46 g.
- Two cartons provide the nutritional supplements required by three children for 6 months.
Packaging and conservation
- Primary packaging : 325 g cups, corresponding to the quantity required for one child in one week.
- Secondary packaging : cartons of 36 cups (net weight :11.7 kg ; gross weight : 12.7 kg)
- Palletisation : pallets with 80 cartons (for container transport, 1039.8 kg) or 50 cartons (for air transport, 655.5 kg).
- Where possible, to be stored in a dry, cool area, at a temperature of less than 30°C.
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Plumpy’Doz™ is a nutritional supplement adapted to meet the needs of the growing child. This ready-to-use supplementary food, or RUSF, was originally developed to reduce the incidence of acute malnutrition during at-risk periods (the lean season, for example). Plumpy’Doz™ is particularly suited to children between ages 6 and 36 months.
Product Overview, Target Audience and Benefits
From the age of 6 months up, once the recommended period of exclusive breast-feeding is finished, the infant's needs for energy and nutrients begin to exceed what mother's milk can give. A high quality supplementary food then becomes indispensible to compensate for this deficit.
It is during this important growth phase that children are most at risk of denutrition. In a large number of developing countries, supplementary food adapted to the specific nutritional needs of infants and young children (6 – 24 months) is often unavailable or inaccessible. This problem is particularly severe during at-risk periods such as the lean season (the months between the depletion of family food stocks and the next harvest) in agricultural areas. As they are unable to consume sufficiently rich and diversified food, a large number of children become malnourished, which can be either chronic malnutrition (micronutrient deficiencies leading to retarded growth) or acute malnutrition (characterised by weight deficiency).
To meet our objective of preventing malnutrition in countries where acute malnutrition is endemic, Plumpy’doz™ was developed to compensate for the deficiencies of the traditional diet of infants and young children. By providing them, via a daily dose, with micronutrients, but also with high quality proteins and essential fatty acids, Plumpy’doz™ can help to reduce the incidence of acute malnutrition in regions affected by serious food insecurity.
This product is particularly suited to humanitarian emergencies when a large number of children less than three years old are at risk of malnutrition. As it can be given without a medical prescription, Plumpy’doz™ is particularly used in association with blanket feeding programmes targeting young children (6-36 months), who are not malnourished but who are at risk of malnutrition.
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