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Food Nutrition Bulletin: WHO, UNICEF, WFP and UNHCR Consultation on the Dietary Management of Moderate Malnutrition in Under-5 Children

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*Food and Nutrition Bulletin, vol. 30, no. 3 (supplement)

WHO convened a meeting in Geneva (September 30th - October 3rd, 2008) on the dietary management of moderate malnutrition (MM). The objectives of the meeting were to identify areas of consensus on the nutrient needs and dietary management of MM in children that can be translated into evidence-based global guidelines and to identify knowledge gaps that should be addressed by research, both in the area of dietary management and the modalities for providing that diet.

The research articles presented in this document present numerous topics such as dietary management, recommendations for nutrient densities, and the roles of formulated food and food supplements in preventing malnutrition.