Total usual nutrient intakes of US children (under 48 mo): findings from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) 2016.

Editor(s): Bailey RL, Catellier DJ, Jun S, Dwyer JT, Jacquier EF, Anater AS, Eldridge AL..

Usual nutrient intakes for FITS 2016 were estimated from 24-h recalls in 3235 US infants and young children. Their diets were largely nutritionally adequate, with mean intakes exceeding Adequate Intake levels for all nutrients except vitamins D and E. Iron intakes were below Estimated Average Requirements for 18% of infants 6-11 months old. The biggest nutritional issues for children 12-47.9 months of age were high intakes of sodium and low intakes of potassium, fiber, and vitamin D. From 3 years of age, excess saturated fat was also of concern.

Bailey RL, Catellier DJ, Jun S, Dwyer JT, Jacquier EF, Anater AS, Eldridge AL.  Total usual nutrient intakes of US children (under 48 mo): findings from the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) 2016.  J Nutr. 2018; 148:1557S–1566S. Doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxy042