About WFP aid rations

The food supplied by the WFP to its beneficiaries depends on the needs of the groups covered and the objectives of the project.

In emergency situations like the one going on in the Horn of Africa, most people in need may be totally dependent on WFP food. In this case, key components of the WFP food basket are: a food staple such as wheat flour or rice; lentils, chickpeas or other pulses; vegetable oil (fortified with vitamin A and D); sugar; and iodised salt.

400g of cereal flour/rice/bulgur
60g of pulses
25 g of oil (vit. A fortified)
50 g of fortified blended foods (Corn Soya Blend)
15g of sugar
15g of iodized salt

Nutritional value
Energy 2,100 Kcal
Protein 58 g
Fat 43g

The above list is often complemented with special blended foods that have been fortified with micronutrients, such as Corn Soya Blend.

WFP Experts factor in local diet needs / habits as well as the specific needs of the population. Given that this fat planner does not require the full energetic contribution of the aid ration, I will eliminate the 50g. of fortified blended food (Corn Soya blend) and reduce the food staple portion (cereal/flour/rice/bulgur). In its place, I will include (cheap) locally available greens or vegetables as fiber & triglyceride fighting ingredients.

For more information on specific nutrition and WFP rations, please visit this link.


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