Key Findings from Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS)

Posted: Dec 21, 2020

The FITS studies explore eating patterns, nutrient intakes and food sources of nutrients among infants and children in different countries around the world. Key highlights of FITS include low breastfeeding rates in many countries, early introduction of cow’s milk, inadequate iron intakes among infants, but excessive intakes of sodium in toddlers.

These comparisons highlight findings from China, Mexico, Philippines, Russia and the US. FITS uses data from national surveys when available, but when data are not available for age groups of interest, we have collected our own large-scale cross-sectional surveys. Key highlights of FITS include low breastfeeding rates in many countries, early introduction of cow’s milk, inadequate iron intakes among infants, but excessive intakes of sodium in toddlers.

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