Transition from milks to the introduction of solid foods across the first 2years of life: findings from an Australian birth cohort study
E Amezdroz, L Carpenter, E O'Callaghan, S Johnson, E Waters
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: The current literature regarding the transition from milks to solid foods across the first 2 years of life is limited despite the important influence of early dietary intake on children's growth and development. The present study describes dietary intake from birth to 2 years across four developmental relevant time-points within an Australian birth cohort. METHODS: Dietary data from 466 infants was collected at four time-points in the first 2 years of life via parent-reported questionnaire, including a 45-item food and beverage frequency questionnaire. Subsample analyses of children who were aged 1-3, 6-8, 12-14 and 18-20 months at the time of data collection were conducted. RESU..View full abstract
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The VicGen birth cohort was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant, with contributions from The Financial Markets Foundations for Children, Dental Health Services Victoria and the Victorian Government Department of Early Childhood and Education.