Journal article

Dietary intake of Aboriginal Australian children aged 6-36 months in a remote community: a cross-sectional study

Emma Tonkin, Dani Kennedy, Sarah Hanieh, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Therese Kearns, Veronica Gondarra, Roslyn Dhurrkay, Julie Brimblecombe

NUTRITION JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Scarce literature comprehensively captures the transition to solid foods for children in remote Aboriginal Australian communities, a population expected to be especially vulnerable to nutritional inadequacy for largely socio-economic reasons. This study describes the dietary intake of children aged 6-36 months in a remote Aboriginal community during the years of solids introduction and establishment. Specifically, we aimed to explore milk feeding practices, major sources of nutrition and traditional food consumption, dietary patterns and nutrient and food group intakes, and compare these to national and international recommendations. METHODS: This dietary assessment was conducted..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a Menzies School of Health Research small grant and a Hallmark Indigenous Research Initiative Seed Funding Scheme from the University of Melbourne. TK was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (GNT1052716). JB was supported by a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. SH is supported by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. The funders had no role in the design, analysis or writing of this article.