K-Mix 2 is a high energy food used for the treatment of severe malnutrition.[1] It was developed by UNICEF in response to the Biafran War,[2] and was widely used in later famines in India and Africa.

It is a dry mix of

When made up, the 100 g K-Mix-2 is combined with 60 g of oil and 1 litre of water.[1]

Although extremely effective in the treatment of children too weak to feed themselves,[2] its high cost precludes it from being used in any but the most extreme cases. After the acute malnutrition has been treated, it is replaced with other foods.[3]


  1. ^ a b Tim Lusty, Pat Diskett (1984). Selective Feeding Programmes Volume 1. Oxfam. p. 86. ISBN 9780855980979. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "History of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund". Funding Universe. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  3. ^ Food and Nutrition in the Management of Group Feeding Programmes (23 ed.). Food & Agriculture Org. 1993. p. 23. ISBN 9789251030844.