Investigating the nutritional quality of the dietary provision for the under fives

Young, Julie, Marshall, Carole, Haywood, H., Moffet, V., Raper, C., Matthews, H., Wilson, S., Kelly, T. and George, Trevor (2013) Investigating the nutritional quality of the dietary provision for the under fives. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 72 (OCE4). E296. ISSN 0029-6651

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With an increase in adult disease relating to poor diet choices, the early years are a crucial time for intervention. Obesity in childhood is more likely to lead to obesity in adulthood and the associated risks of age-related diseases such as CVD and diabetes. These and other age-related diseases including osteoporosis and bone fracture have been linked to specific nutrients such as particular fats, cholesterol, GI, fibre, fruits, vegetables, calcium and vitamin D. The nursery setting offers an excellent opportunity to deliver food messages and practices that can either have a positive or a negative effect on the child's health with long-lasting consequences. The current project was a pilot study comprising 12 nurseries from the NE of England; food provision comparisons were made between nurseries who had received council-run nutrition training (group A) with those that had no training (group B) using ANOVA and T tests. Data was compared with the Caroline Walker Trust dietary requirement guidelines for children between the ages of 1–4.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
D600 Food and Beverage studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 18:28

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