Supplementary Food Therapy for the Recovery of Malnourished Children Age 0-59 Months

  • Solikhah Eli Setiyani and Fitria Siswi Utami

Abstract

Acute malnutrition is the highest cause of death of children under 5 years of age. That is because children are a group that is vulnerable to health problems, one of which is infection. In this phase there is very rapid growth and development in children. However, children tend to have a low appetite in this phase with poor nutrition. Writing this review aims to determine additional food therapy for recovery of malnourished children at the age of 0-59 months. The method used in writing this review is the approach of Arksey and O'Maley. Meanwhile, the framework used in this study is PICO where the author use 4 databases in searching articles. The results of the article search are the author identify 9 articles which are then assessed using the Joanna Bridge Institute (JBI) Critical Appraisal Tools. The conclusions obtained from the 9 articles reviewed, found the problem of malnutrition in children, especially in low-income countries. In dealing with this problem, additional food therapy for recovery that is used is RUTF which is a food in the form of bean paste, modisco which has a composition of skim milk, sugar, margarine / oil, F75 and F100 which is a formula made from milk, sugar, vegetable oil, mineral fix, water and SMS RUTF made from sorghum, soybeans and corn.

Published
2020-05-28
How to Cite
Solikhah Eli Setiyani and Fitria Siswi Utami. (2020). Supplementary Food Therapy for the Recovery of Malnourished Children Age 0-59 Months . International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(08), 788 - 794. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/19193
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