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Dietary strategies for achieving adequate vitamin D and iron intakes in young children in Ireland

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, December 2016
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Title
Dietary strategies for achieving adequate vitamin D and iron intakes in young children in Ireland
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Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, December 2016
DOI 10.1111/jhn.12449
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L. Kehoe, J. Walton, B.A. McNulty, A.P. Nugent, A. Flynn

Abstract

Inadequate intakes of vitamin D and iron have been reported in young children in Ireland. The present study aimed to identify the main foods determining vitamin D and iron intakes and to model the impact of dietary strategies to improve adequacy of these micronutrients in young children. The present study is based on the Irish National Pre-School Nutrition Survey (NPNS), which estimated food and nutrient intakes in a representative sample (n = 500) of children (aged 1-4 years) using a 4-day weighed food record. Dietary strategies were modelled using DaDiet(©) software (Dazult Ltd, Co. Kildare, Republic of Ireland) and the usual intake distribution, prevalence of inadequate intakes and risk of excessive intakes were estimated using the National Cancer Institute method. Fortified foods and nutritional supplements were the key foods influencing the intakes of vitamin D and iron. Adding a 5 μg day(-1) vitamin D supplement, fortifying cow's milk (CM) with vitamin D or replacing CM with growing-up milk (GUM) would modestly increase intakes of vitamin D. A combined strategy of fortifying CM with vitamin D or replacing CM with GUM plus a 5 μg day(-1) vitamin D supplement would increase mean intakes of vitamin D (from 3.5 μg day(-1) at baseline to ≥11 μg day(-1) ) and substantially reduce the prevalence of inadequate intakes (from >95% to 12-36%). Fortifying CM with iron or replacing CM with GUM would increase mean intakes of iron (from 7.3 mg day(-1) to >10 mg day(-1) ), achieving adequate intakes across all ages. Based on real food consumption data in a representative sample of Irish children, we have shown that through targeted dietary strategies adequate intakes of iron are achievable and intakes of vitamin D could be greatly improved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 12 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Sports and Recreations 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 16 33%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 April 2018.
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