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 recommend 10% of your energy intake should come from added sugars. The children in this study had on average 15% of their energy from added sugars and still had enough of most vitamins and minerals.


'/>"/>

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

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:2/9/2016)... 2016 Vigilant Solutions announces today that an agency ... develop a lead in a difficult homicide case. The agency ... locate the suspect vehicle. Due to the ongoing investigation, the ... omitted at the agency,s request. --> ... victim was found deceased at an intersection here in the ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 5, 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5kvw8m/global_facial ... "Global Facial Recognition Market 2016-2020" ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5kvw8m/global_facial ) has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. --> ... has announced the addition of the ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... GOTHENBURG, Sweden , February 4, 2016 ... Revenues amounted to SEK 1,351.5 M (105.0), up 1,187% compared with fourth ... Operating profit amounted to SEK 517.6 M (loss: 30.0). Earnings ... from operating activities was SEK 537.4 M (neg: 74.7). , ... , Revenues amounted to SEK 2,900.5 M (233.6), up 1,142% ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... YORK , Feb. 9, 2016 This ... analyzes the current and future prospects of the market ... this report include companies engaged in the manufacture of ... an executive summary with a market snapshot providing the ... scope of this report. This section also provides the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or ... finalists for clean technology companies in the TSX Venture 50 ... companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, in each of ... clean technology & life sciences, diversified industries and technology ... to return on investment, market cap growth, trading volume and ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Thomas ... is the Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and the Chief Financial Officer ... Payable, Payroll, Billing Operations, Treasury, Managed Care Contracting, Supply Chain, and Investments. , ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  NanoViricides, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NNVC) (the ... Eugene Seymour , MD, MPH, will present information about the ... Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City . ... in the Windsor Room at 5:30PM EST. Registered attendees can request ... New York City . --> New ...
Breaking Biology Technology: