Life Cycle Nutrition: From Infancy to Adolescence. Chapter 15. Too few fruits, vegetables and whole grains Too many processed foods high in added sugar, salt, and processed fats Gets worse among adolescents. What are Children Eating in the US?. From NHANES, 2001-2002.
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Too many processed foods high in added sugar, salt, and processed fats
Gets worse among adolescentsWhat are Children Eating in the US?
From NHANES, 2001-2002
Total amount increases with age
1-3 yrs: 30-40%
4-18 yrs: 25-35%
Same percentage as adults (45-65%)
Fiber: 14g per 1000 kcals
Infants: soak 6-8 diapers daily
1-3: 1.3 L/d
4-8: 1.7 L/d
Needs increase with illness, high environmental temp, or PA
Variety of meats, legumes, eggs, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and dairy (if appropriate)
Deficiency risks: Calcium, Iron, Vit. A & DNutrient Needs
Takes the place of physical activity
Kids who watch 4 or more hours/day are 40% more likely to be overweight than those who watch an hour or less/day
Computer/video games also contribute to inactivityTelevision & Childhood Obesity
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