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Table 1 Comparison of Intervention Arms Based on Differences in Programming of Study Foods

From: Impact of stakeholder perspectives on cost-effectiveness estimates of four specialized nutritious foods for preventing stunting and wasting in children 6–23 months in Burkina Faso

 CSB+ w/oil
(n = 1312)
CSWB w/oil
(n = 1255)
SC+
(n = 1324)
RUSF
(n = 1313)
Ration size: kcal/day500500500500
Ration size: g/day75 (flour) + 22.4 (oil)75 (flour) + 22.4 (oil)12092
SNF typeFBF + FVOFBF + FVOFBFLNS
Programmed or experimentalProgrammedExperimentalProgrammedProgrammed
Packaging specification25 kg bag (flour) + 4 L can (oil)25 kg bag (flour) + 4 L can (oil)1.22 kg bag92 g sachet
In-country (Burkina Faso) extra handling stepsRepackaging of flours into 2.25 kg bags; reconditioning of oil with damaged cans; pouring of oil into caregivers’ containers at distributionRepackaging of flours into 2.25 kg bags; reconditioning of oil with damaged cans; pouring of oil into caregivers’ containers at distributionNoneNone
Preparation and feedingCook with boiling waterCook with boiling waterCook with boiling waterReady to use
IngredientsFlour: corn, soybeans, vitamin/mineral premix;
oil: vegetable oil fortified with Vitamin A & D
Flour: corn, soy flour, whey protein, vitamin/mineral premix;
oil: vegetable oil fortified with Vitamin A & D
Corn, soybeans, dried skim milk powder, sugar, soybean oil, vitamin/mineral premixOilseeds, peanuts, pulses, cereals, sugar, dairy protein, vegetable oil, vitamin/mineral premix