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Eating and nutritional problems in children.
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PMID:  10958019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: In Australia good food is abundant and relatively cheap but childhood obesity is increasing and many children are offered suboptimal nutrition. OBJECTIVE: The impediments to healthy food choices and strategies for promoting a healthy diet in childhood are discussed. DISCUSSION: Good nutrition in childhood is important, not only for the health, growth and development of the child but also for long term health. A child's energy requirement can easily be met from snack food, at the expense of more nutrient rich foods. There are no 'good' or 'bad' foods: it is the overall package of intake that is important. Children need to be offered a variety of nutrient rich foods at regular times during the day.
P McVeagh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-19     Completed Date:  2000-09-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  735-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
New Children's Hospital, Westmead.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Child, Preschool
Diet, Vegetarian
Family Health
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Food Preferences*
Nutritional Requirements
Obesity / prevention & control*

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