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Determination of mineral content of commercial infant foods in the United Kingdom

Determination of mineral content of commercial infant foods in the United Kingdom

Zand Fard, Nazanin, Zotor, Francis B., Chowdhry, Babur, Tetteh, John, Wray, David and Amuna, Paul (2010) Determination of mineral content of commercial infant foods in the United Kingdom. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 69 (OCE6). ISSN 0029-6651 (doi:10.1017/S0029665110003484)

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Abstract

Good early infant feeding provides nutrients for optimal growth and development. Phenotypic expressions of food preferences in childhood which may persist into later life, however, depend on interactions between genetic predispositions and the early-life eating environment (1,2). Increasing parental reliance on commercially marketed complementary foods in the UK has potential implications for total energy and fat intake and taste acquisition which may impact negatively on the risk of chronic non-communicable disease. The primary objective of this study is to examine nutritive values of complementary infant foods on the UK market in order to ascertain their suitability relative to dietary guidelines for the 6 to 9-month age group. Quantitative analyses of four popular brands currently on sale in the UK were conducted including mineral analysis which is the subject of this paper.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This paper forms part of proceedings from Summer Meeting, 28 June–1 July 2010, Nutrition and health: cell to community Volume 69 Issue OCE6, E485.
Uncontrolled Keywords: infants, complementary foods, commercial products, mineral content
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
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Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 13:00
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7222

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