Navigation Links
Variety of foods -- the key for child nutrition
Date:9/24/2008

New research shows that most children have a diet that contains enough essential vitamins and minerals.

Analysis of the Government's own survey of children's diets and nutritional status has shown that the average child gets the recommended level of most vitamins and minerals, even though they consume more added sugars than recommended.

The study published online in the British Journal of Nutrition, looked at a nationally representative sample of children aged 4-18 years who took part in the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. It found that the average child consumed levels of vitamins and most minerals that met recommendations, and in many cases, comfortably exceeded them. These conclusions were based on records from 7-day weighed food diaries and were confirmed by biochemical measurements of blood samples.

'The children in this study were healthy British children' said Mrs. Sigrid Gibson, lead author on the study. 'Some children who are fussy eaters might get lesser amounts of nutrients from their limited range of food choices, and if they also eat a lot of added sugars they might be at risk'. But she added, 'the solution is to broaden their choice of foods it does not appear that simply discouraging sugar consumption would have any real benefit'.

Mrs. Gibson is an independent nutrition consultant, with over 20 year's experience of working with the government, food industry and agencies such as the Food Standards Agency. She is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific publications and is a regular contributor to nutrition journals. 'There is an over-emphasis on avoiding sugar at all costs rather than having a balanced diet' said Mrs. Gibson. 'Concerns that added sugars 'dilute' the diet and jeopardise essential nutrients are just not founded'.

The school food trust works to improve the quality of school lunches by providing information on the Government's food and nutrient standards. They recom
'/>"/>

Contact: Sigrid Gibson
sigrid@sig-nurture.com
44-078-468-82637
The Sugar Bureau
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Characterization of grapevine transposons furthers understanding of in vino variety
2. First nanoscale image of soil reveals an incredible variety, rich with patterns
3. Variety is the spice of life: too many males, too little time...
4. Hope among patients with ALS may take a variety of forms
5. Popular apple variety harbors unusual cell growth
6. New publication addresses safety of imported foods
7. Foods high in conjugated linoleic acids can enrich breast milk
8. Evidence now suggests eating soy foods in puberty protects against breast cancer
9. New folic acid seal helps women choose enriched grain foods to help prevent birth defects
10. New discovery could reduce the health risk of high-fat foods
11. Price of lower-calorie foods rising drastically, researchers find
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... of moorland burning is published today in the first ... of relieving tensions on both sides of the grouse ... Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River basins) project ... practised predominantly to support red grouse populations for gun ... chemistry and physical properties, river water chemistry and river ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... think of nature as something that we enjoy when we ... Or do we think of ourselves as a part of ... what about a house? , The answers to these ... our actions, our speech and in cultural artifacts. , A ... Washington, the American Indian Center of Chicago and the Menominee ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... and strawberries all have in common? Unlike most ... and are diploid, these organisms are all polyploid, meaning ... and salmon have 3 and 4 sets of chromosomes, ... seem surprising, in fact most plant species are polyploid. ... century ago, but only recently, with the development of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Grouse moor burning causes widespread environmental changes 2The cultural side of science communication 2Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence 2Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence 3Gene doubling shapes the world: Instant speciation, biodiversity, and the root of our existence 4
... all likely to blame for poisoning the waters being drained from ... is leaving behind -- also owes its contamination to a source ... environments that made their way en masse into the water as ... Florida professor who has spent years studying the harmful contaminants that ...
... conditions and diseases is both feasible and safe, report ... the approach in patients with advanced rheumatoid arthritis. The ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), indicate ... block the destructive inflammation process that takes place within ...
... the number of voices they hear to the number ... have found. The finding indicates that numerical perception is ... of a particular sense, said the researchers. The experimental ... human infants, before they have a verbal capacity, understand ...
Cached Biology News:Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem 2Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem 3Results of world's first gene therapy trial for arthritis show approach safe, feasible 2Results of world's first gene therapy trial for arthritis show approach safe, feasible 3Results of world's first gene therapy trial for arthritis show approach safe, feasible 4Monkeys understand numbers across senses 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... Follow us on LinkedIn –Cholesterol ... cholesterol carrier or lipoprotein in the blood. Such tests ... in the body, especially along the walls of blood ... other cardiovascular disorders. Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) is the leading ... on a regular basis, to assess an individual’s risk ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank – ... has entered into an Equity and Exclusive Services Agreement ... series of patented technologies for the isolation of human ... Tianhe is performing Phase I/II clinical trials in ... using Tianhe,s Stem Cell Educator Therapy showing that ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Genedata, a ... drug discovery and related life science research, ... chosen Genedata Selector as its host-pathogen data ... FUNGITECT is a European consortium dedicated to ... via individualized anti-fungal drug therapies. Genedata Selector ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014  KemPharm, Inc., a clinical-stage specialty ... of proprietary new molecular entity (NME) prodrugs, announced ... Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent No. 8,816,083 to ... Benzoic Acid Derivatives and Heteroaryl Carboxylic Acid Conjugates ... Thereof." The patent, which extends through ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Surging Diabetic, Obese and Hypertensive Population Drives the Global Cholesterol Testing Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 2Surging Diabetic, Obese and Hypertensive Population Drives the Global Cholesterol Testing Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 3Surging Diabetic, Obese and Hypertensive Population Drives the Global Cholesterol Testing Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. 4CORD:USE is Pleased to Announce it has Partnered with Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, Developer of Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy Showing Promising Results in Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases 2CORD:USE is Pleased to Announce it has Partnered with Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, Developer of Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy Showing Promising Results in Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases 3CORD:USE is Pleased to Announce it has Partnered with Tianhe Stem Cell Biotechnologies, Developer of Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy Showing Promising Results in Clinical Trials for the Treatment of Diabetes and Autoimmune Diseases 4FUNGITECT Consortium Adopts Genedata Selector as Data Analysis Platform for Anti-fungal R 2FUNGITECT Consortium Adopts Genedata Selector as Data Analysis Platform for Anti-fungal R 3KemPharm, Inc. Receives Patent from the USPTO for Novel Prodrug of Hydromorphone, KP511 2
... ... the slate of SDS Clinical Trials. Nissan Pilest, Medical Director of Total Dermatology in Irvine, ... ... Well known Orange County Dermatologist and Laser Physician, Nissan Pilest , has been selected ...
... PRINCETON, N.J., July 28 Laureate Pharma, ... today announced the appointment of Daniel E. Leone as ... responsible for Laureate,s worldwide business development activities, including sales ... contract development, manufacturing, and bioprocessing business. , ...
... , DOYLESTOWN, Pa., July 28 ... company to offer a broad range of accredited CME courses in ... clinical trials. , , The comprehensive education and ... Institute (BRITI)(TM). RadMD is partnering with International Center for Postgraduate Medical ...
Cached Biology Technology:Seasoned Dermatologist Nissan Pilest of Irvine, CA, Joins SDS Clinical Trials as Clinical Investigator for Dermatology Division 2Laureate Pharma Appoints Daniel E. Leone as Vice President of Business Development 2RadMD First to Offer CME-Certified Education and Training For Medical Imaging in Clinical Trials 2
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TPR. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = TPR...
... sample is a complex protein sample, ... when used with ReadyPrep 2-D starter ... sample can be used as a ... and protocol before using more difficult ...
... materials for 1,464 array sample elements. , ,Includes: ... , Blocker BSA in PBS (10X): 50 ml ... g , BupH Phosphate Buffered Saline: ... 2 x 10 ml ampules , SuperSignal West Pico ...
... Mouse polyclonal antibody raised ... Immunogen: ... 112 a.a) partial recombinant protein ... Accession Number: NM_130777 ...
Biology Products: