There are 144 million children around the world who are malnourished, but 50 million are in immediate danger of death. Since the beginning of 2022, the global hunger crisis has forced one new child to become wasted every 60 seconds. Their bodies are so depleted of nutrients that they literally start to consume themselves. At this point, food is no longer an option, which is why RUTF is so important. RUTF – a relatively simple paste made of peanuts, powdered milk, and multivitamins – is a lifesaving medicinal food that can bring severely malnourished children back from the brink of death in a matter of weeks.