Project Peanut Butter — Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food RCT (2019)

Organization Name 
Award Date 
7/2019
Grant Amount 
$484,785
Purpose 
To support a study on cognitive functioning in children with severe acute malnutrition.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Jacob Trefethen

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $484,785 over two years to Project Peanut Butter to complete a randomized controlled trial (RCT) on the effects of reformulated ready-to-use therapeutic foods on cognitive functioning in children with severe acute malnutrition.

This follows our September 2016 grant, which helped launch the RCT, and falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing human health and wellbeing.