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Macronutrient and Selected Vitamin Intakes from Complementary Foods of Infants and Toddlers from Cebu, Philippines

Citation

Perlas, Leah A.; Gibson, Rosalind S.; & Adair, Linda S. (2004). Macronutrient and Selected Vitamin Intakes from Complementary Foods of Infants and Toddlers from Cebu, Philippines. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 55(1), 1-15.

Abstract

Intakes of macronutrients (energy, protein, fat, and carbohydrate) and vitamins (vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C) (per day and per 100 kcal) from complementary foods by a cohort of Filipino breast-fed infants and toddlers (n=1794) were studied at 10, 16, and 22 months of age using a single 24-h recall. With the exception of protein, intakes of energy and vitamins for all age groups were below the World Health Organization estimated needs and desired nutrient densities from complementary foods regardless of breast-feeding frequency. Nutrient deficits were greater for rural children compared with urban children, and were attributed to low intakes of energy, as well as cellular animal protein, fruits and vegetables.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09637480310001642439

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2004

Journal Title

International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition

Author(s)

Perlas, Leah A.
Gibson, Rosalind S.
Adair, Linda S.