Relation between dietary fat and energy and micronutrient intakes.

  title={Relation between dietary fat and energy and micronutrient intakes.},
  author={Serena Tonstad and Mette Sivertsen},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={76 5},
Concern has been raised about the energy and nutrient adequacy of low fat diets for children that aim to prevent cardiovascular disease in Western populations. The diets of 174 randomly chosen schoolchildren aged 8-12 years from middle and high socioeconomic groups were analysed to determine their nutrient composition in relation to fat intake. The mean percentages of energy intake from fat and saturated fat were 31 and 13%, respectively, and 44% of all children reported consuming < 30% of… CONTINUE READING


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