Toddler diets in the UK: deficiencies and imbalances. 2. Relationship of toddler diet to later health.

  • Lanigan J
  • Turnbull B
  • Singhal A
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Establishing a healthy diet during the toddler years is important for both short- and long-term health. During the second year of life the toddler gains independence and seeks a degree of dietary autonomy. Dietary habits adopted at this time are important because they will be taken forward into later childhood and adult life. Part 2 of this two-part review explores the relationship between the diets of toddlers and short- and long-term health, focusing particularly on obesity, dental health and constipation. Meals plans are included. This paper follows on from Part 1 (Journal of Family Health Care 2007; 17(5): 167-170) which reviewed the risks of micronutrient deficiencies.

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  • Child
  • Child Nutrition Disorders
  • Child Nutrition Disorders: complications
  • Child Nutrition Disorders: diagnosis
  • Child Nutrition Disorders: epidemiology
  • Child, Preschool
  • Constipation
  • Constipation: epidemiology
  • Constipation: etiology
  • Dental Caries
  • Dental Caries: epidemiology
  • Dental Caries: etiology
  • Diet, Cariogenic
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Dietary Fiber: administration & dosage
  • Dietary Sucrose
  • Dietary Sucrose: adverse effects
  • Dietary Sucrose: analysis
  • Energy Intake
  • Female
  • Food Habits
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain: epidemiology
  • Health Status
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Menu Planning
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Nutritional Status
  • Obesity
  • Obesity: epidemiology
  • Obesity: etiology
  • Risk Factors

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  • ISBN: 1474-9114
  • ISSN: 1474-9114
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-40349101908
  • PUI: 351336204
  • PMID: 18201013
  • SGR: 40349101908


  • Julie Lanigan

  • Bianca Turnbull

  • Atul Singhal

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