Today's dietary patterns of infants and toddlers

person Dr. Johanna Dwyer
schedule 20 min watch
Topic(s): Growth & Development Nutrition Health & Wellness Malnutrition


Eating patterns of 6-24 month olds in the USA , Mexico and China fall short compared to recommendations. Changes in feeding patterns needed include more dietary diversity, more vegetables and fruits, and much less sweet foods and beverages. Excesses in calories, sodium, and added sugar, filling micronutrient gaps in subgroups and choices of developmentally appropriate foods need attention.