Nutritional Aspects of Commercially Available Complementary Foods in New Zealand Supermarkets
- Complementary feeding should be initiated at around six months of age when developmentally ready.
- Prepare or choose pre-prepared foods with no added fat, salt, sugar, honey, or other sweeteners.
- Upper allowable limits for sodium in CACFs recommended for infants less than 12 months old are as follows: rusks—350 mg/100 g, biscuits—300 mg/100 g, and all other CACFs—100 mg/100 g.
- The texture, variety, flavour, and amount of foods should increase as the infant progresses through the developmental stages to join the family diet from 12 months of age.
- Infant foods containing common food allergens like milk and milk products can be introduced from six months of age.
2. Materials and Methods
3.1. Description of CACFs
3.2. Recommended Age for Consumption
3.4. Added Salt and Sodium Content
3.5. Added Free Sugars
3.6. Common Food Allergens
3.7. Vareity of Flavour and Fruit and Vegetable Content
Conflicts of Interest
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|Food Categories and Sub-Groups||Stage 1|
|Custard & Pudding||15||6||21|
|Fruit & Vege||9||4||13|
|Stage 1 (4 m+)||Stage 2 (6 m+)||Stage 3 (8 m+)||Stage 4 (10 m+)||Stage 5 (12 m+)|
|Meat & Poultry||Puréed|
|Ready-to-eat cereal||Super smooth|
|Food Categories and Sub-Groups||Stage 1|
|Custard & pudding||15||6||21|
|Fruit & Vege||2||2|
|Vegetable||Sugar Content (g/100 g)||Number and Percentage of CACFs Containing Vegetables|
|Spinach *||0||12 (6.1%)|
|Red Capsicum||4.9||3 (1.5%)|
|Cauliflower *||1.8||3 (1.5%)|
|Broccoli *||1.8||3 (1.5%)|
|Green beans||3.2||2 (1.0%)|
|Kale *||0.5||2 (1.0%)|
|Cabbage *||3.1||1 (0.5%)|
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Padarath, S.; Gerritsen, S.; Mackay, S. Nutritional Aspects of Commercially Available Complementary Foods in New Zealand Supermarkets. Nutrients 2020, 12, 2980. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12102980
Padarath S, Gerritsen S, Mackay S. Nutritional Aspects of Commercially Available Complementary Foods in New Zealand Supermarkets. Nutrients. 2020; 12(10):2980. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12102980Chicago/Turabian Style
Padarath, Shanjivan, Sarah Gerritsen, and Sally Mackay. 2020. "Nutritional Aspects of Commercially Available Complementary Foods in New Zealand Supermarkets" Nutrients 12, no. 10: 2980. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12102980