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Table 2 Consumption and eating patterns of the RUTF consumption (for both groups)

From: Acceptability and impact on anthropometry of a locally developed Ready-to-use therapeutic food in pre-school children in Vietnam

   Week 1 of the RUTF consumption Week 2 of the RUTF consumption
Consumption 1 Amount RUTF eaten (g ± SD, % offered in brackets) Plumpy’nut® 77.1 ± 14.4 80.6 ± 10.7
(83.8%) a (87.6%) b
HEBI 68.0 ± 14.2 73.2 ± 15.2
(68.0%) c (73.2%) d
Eating patterns Reluctance to eat offered RUTF (N, (mean, (% of the children)) Plumpy’nut® 13 (19.7%)a 3 (4.5%)b
HEBI 8 (12.1%)c 2 (3%)b
Mean duration of the meal (Min, mean, (SD)) Plumpy’nut® 40.6 (± 11.7)a 36.9 (± 11.5)b
HEBI 42.9 (± 11.5)c 41.2 (± 10.7)d
  1. 1 Cells with different letters differ significantly from each other (P < 0.05).