Differences in energy and nutrient-intake among Greek children between 1992/93 and 2006/07

E. A. Smpokos*, M. Linardakis, A. Papadaki, A. S. Theodorou, K. Havenetidis, A. Kafatos

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

BackgroundThere is lack of data in Greece on the trends in energy and nutrient intake. The present study aimed to examine differences in these parameters among first-grade children of Crete, Greece, between 1992/93 and 2006/07.

MethodsChildren (aged 5.7-7.6years) from two-representative cross-sectional samples participated during 1992/93 (n=245) and 2006/07 (n=257). Nutrient and food intakes were assessed using estimated 3-day-food records. Nutrient intakes were estimated as amounts per 4185 kJ (1000kcal) of energy intake (EI), whereas macronutrients were estimated as percentage of total EI.

ResultsBetween 1992/93 and 2006/07, respectively, significant increases (P120% of the recommended energy allowance).

ConclusionsThe intake of several macronutrients (protein, TTFA, total and saturated fat) in this sample of children did not meet the recommended intakes in either time period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-238
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Volume27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • children
  • dairy products
  • energy intake
  • food intake
  • nutrient intake
  • secular trends
  • SECULAR TRENDS
  • PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
  • EATING PATTERNS
  • UNITED-STATES
  • FOOD CHOICES
  • RISK-FACTORS
  • DIETARY
  • OBESITY
  • HEALTH
  • CRETE

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