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Infant and Toddler Micronutrients

by: Grace Cotrupi

Infant and Toddler Micronutrients NFS 143

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Grace Cotrupi
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These notes cover basic micro nutrient needs for infants and toddlers.
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Grace Cotrupi on Sunday October 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to NFS 143 at University of Vermont taught by Farryl Bertmann in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Nutrition in the life cycle in Nutrition and Food Sciences at University of Vermont.


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Date Created: 10/02/16
Micronutrients Thursday, September 15, 2016 Vitamins and Minerals  Calcium o Toddlers and Children have increased need o Required for bone mineralization  Vitamin D o Available through the photochemical action of sunlight/UV light o Dietary sources - fish oils, fatty fish, fortified foods like cereal  Iron o Requirements based on age and iron stores o Most common global deficiency o Common in low income families o Rapid growth increases iron need  Fluoride o Tooth formation o Too much fluoride in developing teeth can cause enamel fluorosis  Brown Marbling in teeth Foods at One Year  Toddlers often eat 6 small meals instead of 3 larger meals  Toddler serving sizes = 1/4 to 1/2 of an adult  Unsafe foods o Hotdogs o Whole grapes o Carrot rings o Nuts o Popcorn o Hard candies o Large beans  Role modeling o Exposing kids to healthy food options o Expose one food at a time to check for allergies o Don't tell kids to clean their plates


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