Tracking of dietary intakes in early childhood: the Melbourne InFANT Program

Abstract : Background/Objectives: The objectives of the present study were to describe food and nutrient intakes in children aged 9 and 18 months; and to assess tracking of intakes between these two ages. Subjects/Methods: Participants were 177 children of first-time mothers from the control arm of the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program. Dietary intake was collected at 9 and 18 months using three 24-hour diet recalls. Tracking was assessed for food and nutrient intakes using logistic regression analysis and estimating partial correlation coefficients, respectively. Results: While overall nutrient intakes estimated in this study did not indicate a particular risk of nutrient deficiency, our findings suggest that consumption of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods occurred as early as 9 months of age, with some of these foods tracking highly over the weaning period. Intakes of healthier foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, eggs, fish and water were also relatively stable over this transition from infancy to toddlerhood, along with moderate tracking for riboflavin, iodine, fibre, calcium, and iron. Tracking was low but close to rho=0.3 for zinc, magnesium, and potassium intakes. Conclusions: The tracking of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods has important implications for public health given the development of early eating behaviours is likely to be modifiable. At this stage of life, dietary intakes are largely influenced by the foods parents provide, parental feeding practices and modelling. This study supports the importance of promoting healthy dietary trajectories from infancy.
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European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nature Publishing Group, 2013, 67 (3), pp.275-81. 〈10.1038/ejcn.2012.218〉
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Sandrine Lioret, Sarah Mcnaughton, Alison Spence, David Crawford, Karen Campbell. Tracking of dietary intakes in early childhood: the Melbourne InFANT Program. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Nature Publishing Group, 2013, 67 (3), pp.275-81. 〈10.1038/ejcn.2012.218〉. 〈inserm-01124412〉

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