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Fruit and vegetable intakes, sources and contribution to total diet in very young children (1–4 years): the Irish National Pre-School Nutrition Survey

Overview of attention for article published in British Journal of Nutrition, April 2016
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Title
Fruit and vegetable intakes, sources and contribution to total diet in very young children (1–4 years): the Irish National Pre-School Nutrition Survey
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British Journal of Nutrition, April 2016
DOI 10.1017/s0007114516001422
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Laura O’Connor, Janette Walton, Albert Flynn

Abstract

Although the importance of fruit and vegetable (F&V) intakes in the prevention of chronic diseases is well established, there are limited data on intakes in very young children. This study estimates F&V intakes and sources and the contribution to the total diet using data from the National Pre-School Nutrition Survey, a nationally representative sample (n 500) of Irish children aged 1-4 years. A 4-d weighed food record was used to collect food intake data. Of 1652 food codes consumed, 740 had a fruit/vegetable component. The percentage of edible fruits and/or vegetables in each food code was calculated. Intakes (g/d), sources (g/d) and the contribution of F&V to the weight of the total diet (%) were estimated, split by age. All children consumed F&V. Intakes of total fruits, in particular fruit juice, increased with age. The contribution to total fruit intake was discrete fruits (47-56 % range across age), 100 % fruit juice, smoothies and pureés (32-45 %) as well as fruits in composite dishes (7-13 %). Total vegetable intake comprised of discrete vegetables (48-62 % range across age) and vegetables in composite dishes (38-52 %). F&V contributed on average 20 % (15 % fruit; 5 % vegetables) to the weight of the total diet and was <10 % in sixty-one children (12 %). F&V contributed 50 % of vitamin C, 53 % of carotene, 34 % of dietary fibre and 42 % of non-milk sugar intakes from the total diet. F&V are important components of the diet of Irish pre-school children; however, some aspects of F&V intake patterns could be improved in this age group.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 34 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 23%
Student > Master 6 17%
Other 4 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 6%
Lecturer 2 6%
Other 7 20%
Unknown 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 9 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 06 May 2016.
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Outputs of similar age from British Journal of Nutrition
#47
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