Lee 1 NUFS 139, Section 6 February 19, 2018 Interpreting and Analyzing a Research Article Introduction This study was conducted, because malnutrition for children under the age of 5 is very prevalent in undeveloped countries. The lack of growth and adequate nutrition while the baby is growing in the mother’s womb to when the baby reaches age 2 can lead to irreversible damages and impair cognitive abilities (Lategan, Raubenheimer, & Steencamp, 2015). The lack of potential in full growth and development is due to poverty, inadequate care, and poor nutrition. As a result from undernutrition, children will have a higher chance of developing moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) (Lategan, Raubenheimer, & Steencamp, 2015). The authors’ objective is to find out the possibilities and effects on catch up growth in children with MAM by using Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF) that targets supplementation. RUSF provides a nutrient-dense alternative and has low water activity. It is safe to use in developing countries that lack clean water and favorable storage conditions (Lategan, Raubenheimer, & Steencamp, 2015). Participants and Methods The study attempted to determine catch up growth in children in South Africa with a functional health system and sufficient human resources. This study used a non-experimental
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