Role of Protein-Based Food (PBF) in Combating Undernutrition; Milk and Eggs as an Example

Ihab Naser

Provision of Protein-Based Food remains an important strategy for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and can produce substantial improvements in the functional performance of malnourished individuals and populations. Many potential benefits of Protein-Based Food require further exploration, including its effect on physical and mental development among children. There is strong evidence that Protein-Based Food intake have positive impact on weight gain, bone density, micronutrients repletion and cognition development among vulnerable populations. This review will shed the light on different intervention trials designed to tackle malnutrition by using animal source food provision, particularly, Milk and eggs.

Further work is required to clarify the purpose, delivery and outcomes of animal source food provision among vulnerable and poor individuals and communities.