Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake by Children Aged 10 to 48 Months Attending Day Care in The Netherlands
AbstractThe diet of young children is an important determinant of long-term health effects, such as overweight and obesity. We analyzed two-day food consumption records from 1526 young children (10–48 months old) attending 199 daycare centers across The Netherlands. Data were observed and recorded in diaries by caregivers at the day nursery and by parents at home on days that the children attended the daycare center. According to national and European reference values, the children had an adequate nutrient intake with exception of low intakes of total fat, n-3 fatty acids from fish and possibly iron. Intakes of energy and protein were substantially higher than recommended and part of the population exceeded the tolerable upper intake levels for sodium, zinc and retinol. Consumption of fruit, fats, fish, and fluids was substantially less than recommended. The children used mostly (semi-)skimmed milk products and non-refined bread and cereals, as recommended. Two thirds of the consumed beverages, however, contained sugar and contributed substantially to energy intake. In young children, low intakes of n-3 fatty acids and iron are a potential matter of concern, as are the high intakes of energy, protein, sugared beverages, and milk, since these may increase the risk of becoming overweight. View Full-Text
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Goldbohm, R.A.; Rubingh, C.M.; Lanting, C.I.; Joosten, K.F.M. Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake by Children Aged 10 to 48 Months Attending Day Care in The Netherlands. Nutrients 2016, 8, 428.
Goldbohm RA, Rubingh CM, Lanting CI, Joosten KFM. Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake by Children Aged 10 to 48 Months Attending Day Care in The Netherlands. Nutrients. 2016; 8(7):428.Chicago/Turabian Style
Goldbohm, R. A.; Rubingh, Carina M.; Lanting, Caren I.; Joosten, Koen F.M. 2016. "Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake by Children Aged 10 to 48 Months Attending Day Care in The Netherlands." Nutrients 8, no. 7: 428.
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