Nutrition Publication

Study shows young children in urban China have low intake of essential nutrient

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Early childhood is a time when food preferences anddietary habits are being established. The dietary patternsestablished during this time often persist into adulthoodand have implications for developing diet-related chronicdiseases later, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Knowledge about the sources of energy andnutrients in young children’s diets can help health professionalsto gain a more complete understanding abouttheir diets and the specific strategies for improvement.

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