Growth, energy intake, and meal pattern in five-year-old children considered as poor eaters.

@article{Saarilehto2004GrowthEI,
  title={Growth, energy intake, and meal pattern in five-year-old children considered as poor eaters.},
  author={Susanna Saarilehto and Helena Lapinleimu and Soili Keskinen and Hans Y Helenius and Sanna Talvia and Olli Simell},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={144 3},
  pages={363-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether 5-year-old children considered poor eaters differ from their peers regarding growth, intake of energy and nutrients, or meal pattern. Study design Parental evaluations of children's (n=494) eating at age 5 years were collected using questionnaires, and energy and nutrient intakes and meal pattern of the children were assessed using 4-day food records. Weight and height were measured at birth and at ages 7 and 13 months, and 2, 3, 4, and 5 years. Of the children… CONTINUE READING

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