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

Editor(s): Various Journal Articles 2015


Early childhood is a time when food preferences and dietary habits are being established. The dietary patterns established during this time often persist into adulthood and have implications for developing diet-related chronic diseases later, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Knowledge about the sources of energy and nutrients in young children’s diets can help health professionals to gain a more complete understanding about their diets and the specific strategies for improvement.