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Nutritional quality of foods and beverages on child-care centre menus in Mexico.

Authors
  • Benjamin Neelon, Sara E
  • Reyes-Morales, Hortensia
  • Haines, Jess
  • Gillman, Matthew W
  • Taveras, Elsie M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Public Health Nutrition
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2013
Volume
16
Issue
11
Pages
2014–2022
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S1368980012004387
PMID: 23036360
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Menus provided a variety of foods but excessive energy. Whole grains were limited, and high-energy beverages were prevalent. Both may be appropriate targets for nutrition intervention. Future studies should move beyond menus and assess what children actually consume in child care.

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