Valid Nutrition is an Irish company that manufactures and distributes ready-to-use therapeutic foods to prevent severe acute malnutrition to communities in Africa. The food is in the form of a paste in a sachet pack and is made of highly fortified grains, pulses, seeds, milk powder, sugar, oil, vitamins, and minerals. The paste is precooked and is eaten directly from the pack. Due to the oil base, the pastes can be stored for up to one year without refrigeration. The paste contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates and 26 nutrients. Valid Nutrition's food is sold to local NGOs and African-based charities. The costs are subsidized by donations to Valid Nutrition.