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Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy
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Research Article

An Investigation of Macronutrient Intakes among Infants in Saudi Arabia

Alzaheb R1* and Almotairi M2

1Faculty of Applied Medical Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

2The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:
Riyadh Abdulrahman S Alzaheb
Department of Applied Medical Science
University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 00966555543718
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 31, 2015; Accepted date: April 11, 2015; Published date: April 16, 2015

Citation: Alzaheb R, Almotairi M (2015) An Investigation of Macronutrient Intakes among Infants in Saudi Arabia. J Nutr Disorders Ther 5:157. doi:10.4172/2161-0509.1000157

Copyright: © 2015 Alzaheb R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Toddlerhood is a vital phase of early life, during which long-term dietary habits are established. The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in dietary intake during the transition from baby food to table food in Saudi Arabia. A three-day food diary was used to record food and beverage intake data, which was then analysed using Weighed Intake Software Program (WISP). The main finding of study was that there was a rapid increase in protein intake during the transition towards a family food diet. However, this was not the case with the intakes of carbohydrateand fat.

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