child nutritional physiological phenomena


Summary: Nutritional physiology of children aged 2-12 years.

Top Publications

  1. Khan N, Raine L, Donovan S, Hillman C. IV. The cognitive implications of obesity and nutrition in childhood. Monogr Soc Res Child Dev. 2014;79:51-71 pubmed publisher
  2. Fildes A, van Jaarsveld C, Wardle J, Cooke L. Parent-administered exposure to increase children's vegetable acceptance: a randomized controlled trial. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114:881-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These results support the value of parent-administered exposure to increase children's vegetable acceptance, and suggest that it can be carried out without direct health professional contact. ..
  3. Dev D, McBride B. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics benchmarks for nutrition in child care 2011: are child-care providers across contexts meeting recommendations?. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013;113:1346-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Head Start programs can serve as a model in implementing the Academy's benchmarks. ..
  4. Ságodi L, Sólyom E, Kiss Tóth E. [Relationship of infant feeding on childhood obesity. A literature review]. Orv Hetil. 2017;158:938-943 pubmed publisher
    ..The different or ambiguous statements in the relevant publications can be explained by the fact that the development and the prevention of obesity are multifactorial. Orv Hetil. 2017; 158(24): 938-943. ..
  5. Ramachandran P. Maternal & child nutrition: new dimensions of the dual nutrition burden. Indian J Med Res. 2009;130:575-8 pubmed
  6. Black R, Alderman H, Bhutta Z, Gillespie S, Haddad L, Horton S, et al. Maternal and child nutrition: building momentum for impact. Lancet. 2013;382:372-375 pubmed publisher
  7. Verkaik Kloosterman J, Buurma Rethans E, Dekkers A, van Rossum C. Decreased, but still sufficient, iodine intake of children and adults in the Netherlands. Br J Nutr. 2017;117:1020-1031 pubmed publisher
    ..With the current effort to reduce salt intake and changing dietary patterns (i.e. less bread, more organic foods) it is important to keep a close track on the I status, important sources and potential risk groups. ..
  8. Erismann S, Diagbouga S, Schindler C, Odermatt P, Knoblauch A, Gerold J, et al. School Children's Intestinal Parasite and Nutritional Status One Year after Complementary School Garden, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions in Burkina Faso. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017;97:904-913 pubmed publisher
    ..Sustained interventions with stronger household and community-based components are, however, needed to improve school children's health in the long-term. ..
  9. Bogie J, Eder B, Magnus D, Amonje O, Gant M. Horizontal schools-based health programme in rural Kenya. Arch Dis Child. 2017;102:836-840 pubmed publisher
    ..There is a need for further evaluation of comprehensive school health interventions in poor communities. ..

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  1. Jones M, Pitt H, Oxford L, Bray I, Kimberlee R, Orme J. Association between Food for Life, a Whole Setting Healthy and Sustainable Food Programme, and Primary School Children's Consumption of Fruit and Vegetables: A Cross-Sectional Study in England. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..Whilst limitations include possible residual confounding, the study suggests primary school engagement with the FFL programme may be an effective way of improving children's dietary health. ..
  2. Morency M, Birken C, Lebovic G, Chen Y, L Abbé M, Lee G, et al. Association between noncow milk beverage consumption and childhood height. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;106:597-602 pubmed publisher
    ..5 cm (95% CI: 0.8, 2.0 cm).Conclusions: Noncow milk consumption was associated with lower childhood height. Future research is needed to understand the causal relations between noncow milk consumption and height. ..
  3. John C, Black M, Nelson C. Neurodevelopment: The Impact of Nutrition and Inflammation During Early to Middle Childhood in Low-Resource Settings. Pediatrics. 2017;139:S59-S71 pubmed publisher
    ..Research in these key areas will be critical to the development of interventions to optimize the neurodevelopmental potential of children worldwide in the early to middle childhood years. ..
  4. Rush E, McLennan S, Obolonkin V, Cooper R, Hamlin M. Beyond the randomised controlled trial and BMI--evaluation of effectiveness of through-school nutrition and physical activity programmes. Public Health Nutr. 2015;18:1578-81 pubmed publisher
  5. Sunguya B, Mlunde L, Urassa D, Poudel K, Ubuguyu O, Mkopi N, et al. Improving feeding and growth of HIV-positive children through nutrition training of frontline health workers in Tanga, Tanzania. BMC Pediatr. 2017;17:94 pubmed publisher
    ..The protocol was registered on 15/02/2013, before the recruitment at ISRCTN trial registry with the trial registration number: ISRCTN65346364. ..
  6. Orlowski M, Lee M, Spears W, Narayan R, Pobocik R, Kennel J, et al. Patterns in Vegetable Consumption: Implications for Tailored School Meal Interventions. J Sch Health. 2017;87:346-352 pubmed publisher
    ..Fruit and vegetable consumption should be approached as 2 distinct behaviors with particular attention given to vegetables. Fruit items can be leveraged, though, as a means to encourage vegetable selection. ..
  7. Mathias K, Almoosawi S, Karagounis L. Protein and Energy Intakes Are Skewed toward the Evening among Children and Adolescents in the United States: NHANES 2013-2014. J Nutr. 2017;147:1160-1166 pubmed publisher
    ..Clinical trials are needed to assess any potential impact such dietary behaviors may have on health outcomes related to metabolic dysfunction in children and adolescents. ..
  8. Williams A, Suchdev P. Assessing and Improving Childhood Nutrition and Growth Globally. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017;64:755-768 pubmed publisher
    ..In this review, we address nutritional assessment, discuss nonnutritive factors that affect growth, and endorse the evidence-based interventions that should be scaled up to improve maternal and child nutrition. ..
  9. . Anthropometric assessment of young children's nutritional status as an indicator of subsequent risk of dying. J Trop Pediatr. 1983;29:69-75 pubmed publisher
  10. May A, Dietz W. The Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study 2008: opportunities to assess parental, cultural, and environmental influences on dietary behaviors and obesity prevention among young children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110:S11-5 pubmed publisher
  11. Rolland Cachera M, Deheeger M, Akrout M, Bellisle F. Influence of macronutrients on adiposity development: a follow up study of nutrition and growth from 10 months to 8 years of age. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1995;19:573-8 pubmed
    ..Our results suggest that high protein diet early in life could increase the risk of obesity and other pathologies later in life. ..
  12. Reed B, Habicht J, Niameogo C. The effects of maternal education on child nutritional status depend on socio-environmental conditions. Int J Epidemiol. 1996;25:585-92 pubmed
    ..Needed are studies that identify the factors in well-educated mothers' lives that compromise their ability to use that education to advance the health of their children. ..
  13. Stang J, Loth K. Parenting style and child feeding practices: potential mitigating factors in the etiology of childhood obesity. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111:1301-5 pubmed publisher
  14. Couch S, Glanz K, Zhou C, Sallis J, Saelens B. Home food environment in relation to children's diet quality and weight status. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114:1569-1579.e1 pubmed publisher
    ..001). Various HFE factors associated with parenting around eating and food availability are related to child diet quality and weight status. These factors should be considered when designing interventions for improving child health. ..
  15. Brown J, Pollitt E. Malnutrition, poverty and intellectual development. Sci Am. 1996;274:38-43 pubmed
    ..The best and least expensive policy would be to prevent malnutrition among young children who would then be able to take advantage of the money invested in schools for their education. ..
  16. Fogel A, Goh A, Fries L, Sadananthan S, Velan S, Michael N, et al. Faster eating rates are associated with higher energy intakes during an ad libitum meal, higher BMI and greater adiposity among 4·5-year-old children: results from the Growing Up in Singapore Towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) cohort. Br J Nutr. 2017;117:1042-1051 pubmed publisher
    ..Children who ate faster had higher energy intake, and this was associated with increased BMI z-score and adiposity. ..
  17. Falciglia G, Couch S, Gribble L, Pabst S, Frank R. Food neophobia in childhood affects dietary variety. J Am Diet Assoc. 2000;100:1474-81 pubmed
    ..Dietitians should emphasize increased food variety for children within the context of a healthful diet. Research should be conducted to determine the effects of dietary variety on quality of diet and health of children. ..
  18. . Developing nutrition information systems in Eastern and Southern Africa. Food Nutr Bull. 2010;31:S272-86 pubmed
  19. Samidurai A, Ware R, Davies P. The influence of mandatory iodine fortification on the iodine status of Australian school children residing in an iodine sufficient region. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2017;26:680-685 pubmed publisher
    ..Despite the small sample size in this study, improvements in methodology allowed its findings to be comparable to other, larger surveys. ..
  20. Nirmala I, Trees -, Suwarni -, Pramono M. Sago worms as a nutritious traditional and alternative food for rural children in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2017;26:S40-S49 pubmed
    ..Worm addition in an intervention program does not compromise, but maintains nutritional value. Local use adds affordability and sustainability to the food and health systems in a sago-consuming culture, so contributing to food security. ..
  21. Bhutta Z, Guerrant R, Nelson C. Neurodevelopment, Nutrition, and Inflammation: The Evolving Global Child Health Landscape. Pediatrics. 2017;139:S12-S22 pubmed publisher
  22. Arora A, Doan J, Martinez J, Phan C, Kolt G, Bhole S, et al. Content analysis of nutritional information in paediatric oral health education leaflets. BMC Pediatr. 2017;17:58 pubmed publisher
    ..Government Health Departments and other relevant agencies should ensure that advisory messages regarding diet, particularly those with dental implications, are clear, complete and consistent across all dental educational leaflets. ..
  23. Godfrey K, Costello P, Lillycrop K. Development, Epigenetics and Metabolic Programming. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2016;85:71-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Elucidation of such epigenetic processes may enable early intervention strategies to improve early development and growth. ..
  24. Czeczuk A, Huk Wieliczuk E, Dmitruk A, Popławska H. An analysis of selected risk factors of osteoporosis – dietary patterns and physical activity – in pubescent girls from the Lubelskie province. Przegl Epidemiol. 2017;71:99-110 pubmed
    ..No evident relationships were found between diet and physical activity level. ..
  25. Kristjansson A, Sigfusdottir I, Mann M, James J. Caffeinated sugar-sweetened beverages and common physical complaints in Icelandic children aged 10-12 years. Prev Med. 2014;58:40-4 pubmed
    ..For validation purposes replications of these analyses are needed in other parts of the world, including studies using prospective longitudinal designs. ..
  26. Barker D, Osmond C. Infant mortality, childhood nutrition, and ischaemic heart disease in England and Wales. Lancet. 1986;1:1077-81 pubmed
    ..Ischaemic heart disease is strongly correlated with both neonatal and postneonatal mortality. It is suggested that poor nutrition in early life increases susceptibility to the effects of an affluent diet. ..
  27. Brophy Herb H, Horodynski M, Contreras D, Kerver J, Kaciroti N, Stein M, et al. Effectiveness of differing levels of support for family meals on obesity prevention among head start preschoolers: the simply dinner study. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:184 pubmed publisher
    ..Study results will have implications for funding decisions within public programs to implement and disseminate effective interventions to prevent obesity in children. Identifier NCT02487251 ; Registered June 26, 2015. ..
  28. Hammond J, Nelson M, Chinn S, Rona R. Validation of a food frequency questionnaire for assessing dietary intake in a study of coronary heart disease risk factors in children. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1993;47:242-50 pubmed
    ..8% for lamb to 46.8% for low-fibre cereal. Better agreement was found for food items representative of fat intake than those of fibre intake.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) ..
  29. Watts A, Masse L, Barr S, Lovato C, Hanning R. Parent-child associations in selected food group and nutrient intakes among overweight and obese adolescents. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114:1580-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Helping parents improve their diet may promote improvements in their adolescent's diet and is a potential target for interventions designed to increase healthy eating among adolescents. ..
  30. Lenters L, Wazny K, Webb P, Ahmed T, Bhutta Z. Treatment of severe and moderate acute malnutrition in low- and middle-income settings: a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi process. BMC Public Health. 2013;13 Suppl 3:S23 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition to further impact studies conducted in a wider range of settings, more high quality program evaluations need to be conducted and the results disseminated. ..
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  32. Fenn B, Colbourn T, Dolan C, Pietzsch S, Sangrasi M, Shoham J. Impact evaluation of different cash-based intervention modalities on child and maternal nutritional status in Sindh Province, Pakistan, at 6 mo and at 1 y: A cluster randomised controlled trial. PLoS Med. 2017;14:e1002305 pubmed publisher
    ..Purchasing restrictions applied to food-based voucher transfers could have unintended effects, and their use needs to be carefully planned to avoid this. ISRCTN registry ISRCTN10761532. ..
  33. McGuire S. Institute of Medicine. 2009. School meals: building blocks for healthy children. Washington, DC: the National Academies Press. Adv Nutr. 2011;2:64-5 pubmed publisher
  34. McGuire S. World Health Organization. Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition. Geneva, Switzerland, 2014. Adv Nutr. 2015;6:134-5 pubmed publisher
  35. Stobaugh H, Bollinger L, Adams S, Crocker A, Grise J, Kennedy J, et al. Effect of a package of health and nutrition services on sustained recovery in children after moderate acute malnutrition and factors related to sustaining recovery: a cluster-randomized trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;106:657-666 pubmed publisher
    ..This trial was registered at as NCT02351687. ..
  36. Kulkarni B, Kuper H, Radhakrishna K, Hills A, Byrne N, Taylor A, et al. The association of early life supplemental nutrition with lean body mass and grip strength in adulthood: evidence from APCAPS. Am J Epidemiol. 2014;179:700-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study could not detect a "programming" effect of early nutrition supplementation on adult LBM and muscle strength. ..
  37. Mgongo M, Chotta N, Hashim T, Uriyo J, Damian D, Stray Pedersen B, et al. Underweight, Stunting and Wasting among Children in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania; a Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    ..The prevalence of child undernutrition is high in this region. Strategies that target each risk factor for child undernutrition may help to reduce the problem in the region. ..
  38. Suchdev P, Boivin M, Forsyth B, Georgieff M, Guerrant R, Nelson C. Assessment of Neurodevelopment, Nutrition, and Inflammation From Fetal Life to Adolescence in Low-Resource Settings. Pediatrics. 2017;139:S23-S37 pubmed publisher
  39. Shea S, Stein A, Basch C, Contento I, Zybert P. Variability and self-regulation of energy intake in young children in their everyday environment. Pediatrics. 1992;90:542-6 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that children who eat less at one meal compensate at another, although the data do not address the issues of longer term energy self-regulation, overall energy balance, or diet quality. ..
  40. Epstein L, Wrotniak B. Future directions for pediatric obesity treatment. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010;18 Suppl 1:S8-12 pubmed publisher
  41. Benjamin Neelon S, Briley M. Position of the American Dietetic Association: benchmarks for nutrition in child care. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111:607-15 pubmed publisher
  42. . Nutrition standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Final rule. Fed Regist. 2012;77:4088-167 pubmed
  43. Schmidt C. Beyond malnutrition: the role of sanitation in stunted growth. Environ Health Perspect. 2014;122:A298-303 pubmed publisher
  44. Ambroszkiewicz J, Klemarczyk W, Mazur J, Gajewska J, Rowicka G, Strucińska M, et al. Serum Hepcidin and Soluble Transferrin Receptor in the Assessment of Iron Metabolism in Children on a Vegetarian Diet. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2017;180:182-190 pubmed publisher
  45. Rush E, McLennan S, Obolonkin V, Cooper R, Hamlin M. In response to Letter to the Editor: beyond the randomised control--assessment tool. Public Health Nutr. 2015;18:2095 pubmed publisher
  46. BRILEY M, McAllaster M. Nutrition and the child-care setting. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011;111:1298-300 pubmed publisher
  47. Johnson R, Wang M, Smith M, Connolly G. The association between parental smoking and the diet quality of low-income children. Pediatrics. 1996;97:312-7 pubmed
    ..On average, low-income children of smokers had a poorer diet quality than low-income children of nonsmokers, thus increasing their future risk of chronic disease. ..
  48. Story M. The third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study: findings and policy implications for improving the health of US children. J Am Diet Assoc. 2009;109:S7-13 pubmed publisher
  49. Berry R, Novak P, Withrow N, Schmidt B, Rarback S, Feucht S, et al. Nutrition Management of Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Guideline from an Expert Panel. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2015;115:1919-27 pubmed publisher