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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 504-511
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2010.504.511
 
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Emerging Dietary Patterns from Daily Food Intake Pattrens of Young Children under Five
Perveen Liaqat, Nazish Zulfiqar, Hajra Ahmed and Asma Afreen

Abstract:
Modern lifestyle extends the umbrella of social responsibility for provision of appropriate nutritionally balanced foods to children of all age groups in particular the children under 5 years of age of all socio-economic groups of civil society which starts from home leads to the health professionals at all health outlets, Nutritionists, Dieticians, schools and the food industry. Dietary pattern established in early childhood significantly influence the probability of having less tendency towards junk food which certainly result into mal nutrition whether under/over weight or obesity. This review paper will open an avenue of understanding of how children’s food preferences are acquired during infancy and early childhood, which are helpful in developing strategies to improve the quality of children’s food based dietary pattern and nutritional status. This study shall also be useful for those food companies engaged in manufacturing/ producing ready to serve diets for infants and children. Moreover, it will contribute in developing food-based dietary guidelines for children (under 5 years of age).
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How to cite this article:

Perveen Liaqat, Nazish Zulfiqar, Hajra Ahmed and Asma Afreen, 2010. Emerging Dietary Patterns from Daily Food Intake Pattrens of Young Children under Five. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 9: 504-511.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2010.504.511

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2010.504.511

 
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