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Balanced Diet Child – See What Children eat across the world

Around the world, children are not eating enough fruits and vegetables, which are essential for a healthy diet. Yet studies have shown that eating these foods early in life can help your child enjoy them as an older child. Here’s a snapshot of what children are eating in three countries, and five ways to help your little one make a healthy start…

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to read Aug 11, 2021

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Sources

  • Dattilo AM, Reidy KC. Prevalence of obesogenic risk factors among infants and young children in Greece. 4th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 2-4, 2017 (abstract). 
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  • Nicklaus S. Complementary feeding strategies to facilitate acceptance of fruits and vegetables: A narrative review of the literature. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2016; 13(11): 1160; doi: 10.3390/ijerph13111160. 
  • Reidy KC, Squatrito C Programming long-term health: Nutrition and diet in toddlers. In: Early nutrition and long-term health, mechanisms, consequences and opportunities. Ed., Saavedra and Dattilo, Elsevier, 2017: 537-60. 
  • Yu P, Denney L, Zheng Y et al. Food groups consumed by infants and toddlers in urban areas of China. Food Nutr Res 2016; 60:1-12. 

 

Last revised: December, 2017