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Food consumption and nutrient intake in day care and at home in 3-year-old Finnish children.
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PMID:  20513266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the food consumption and nutrient intake between 3-year-old children cared for at home full-time and those attending day care outside the home. Nutrient intake on weekdays and weekends was also studied. DESIGN: Cross-sectional sample of children invited to the nutrition study within the Type 1 Diabetes Prediction and Prevention (DIPP) birth cohort born in 2001. Families returned 3-d food record completed close to the child's third birthday. SUBJECTS: A total of 471 pre-school children aged 3 years of whom 285 had only been cared for at home during the recording time and 186 had attended day care outside the home. RESULTS: Among the children cared for outside the home, there were more consumers of recommendable foods as fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, rye bread, fish, skimmed milk and vegetable margarines, than among those cared for at home. The day-care group had higher intake of protein, dietary fibre, thiamine, potassium and magnesium, and lower intake of sucrose compared with the group cared for at home. Adjustment for sociodemographic factors did not change the results. In all children, food consumption was more varied on weekdays compared with weekends. On weekdays, children had higher intake of dietary fibre and protein and lower intake of sucrose compared to weekends. CONCLUSIONS: The type of day care was associated with food consumption and nutrient intake among pre-school children and hence might have an impact on their nutrition and health. The diet of the children attending day care outside the home was more balanced and closer to the national recommendations.
Jenni Lehtisalo; Maijaliisa Erkkola; Heli Tapanainen; Carina Kronberg-Kippilä; Riitta Veijola; Mikael Knip; Suvi M Virtanen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1475-2727     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-01     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  957-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Lifestyle and Participation, Nutrition Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, PO Box 30, FI-00271, Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Child Day Care Centers*
Child, Preschool
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Diet / standards,  statistics & numerical data*
Diet Records
Energy Intake*
Nutrition Policy

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