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What are Australian infants and toddlers eating? The Ozfits Study

The Ozfits Study is the first of its kind Australia-wide survey of infant and toddler feeding practices and food intake. Dr Merryn Netting, Advanced APD, from the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital, was interviewed on the Dietitian Connection podcast and has provided key insights including:

  • Australia’s breastfeeding rates (they’re relatively good).
  • Iron intakes are lower than recommended in this group.
  • Sodium intake is of concern.
  • A high proportion of energy (kJ) comes from discretionary (‘sometimes’) foods. 
  • How to help parents offer more iron-rich foods.
  • How to support parents to strike a healthy balance with snacks.

For more, listen to the podcast here

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