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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2018, XXIV/1: 016-028

Title: Consumption of drinks and selected sweets by toddlers 

Authors: Okręglicka K, Wieleńska A, Wiśniewska K, Nitsch-Osuch A. 

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02-01-2018

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Consumption of drinks and selected sweets by toddlers


Okręglicka K1, Wieleńska A2, Wiśniewska K3, Nitsch-Osuch A1.

1Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University of Warsaw; 2Student Research Group for Hygiene and Prophylaxis in the Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University of Warsaw; 3National Food and Nutrition Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Int Rev Allergol Clin Immunol Family Med, 2018; Vol. 24, No. 1, 016

Data on the consumption of sweetened beverages among young children aged 13-36 months are increasingly worrying. Young children are often given beverages of inadequate quality and sweet products that significantly exceed the daily requirement for energy and simple carbohydrates. Many studies indicate a correlation between high consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and growth disorders, as well as teeth problems and an increase in the incidence of obesity.
The aim of the study
was to analyze and investigate current trends in the consumption of beverages and selected sweets among children aged 13-36 months.
Material and methods
. In the study, data on 69 children were analyzed and the average consumption of beverages and other groups of sugar-rich food products was examined.
Results
. Results of the study revealed that 30% of the children in the study group showed overweight and obesity. Only 20% of parents gave their children solely drinks without added sugar, and more than half of the children surveyed consumed less liquids than indicated in the requirements.
Conclusions
. The study indicates which elements of lifestyle need improvement and changes to reduce the consumption of food products that adversely affect children’s development and health.

Słowa kluczowe: consumption of beverages, children, nutrition, sweets