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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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ROJAS D, Carlos et al. Características del consumo y aporte de energía y nutrientes de una papilla a la dieta de niños de 6 a 36 meses de edad beneficiarios de un programa de complementación alimentaria. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2004, vol.21, n.3, pp.118-125. ISSN 1726-4634.

Objectives: To describe the characteristics of energy and nutrients intake and supply with the addition of «papilla» to diet in 6 to 36 month old children who participate in a complementary feeding program. Materials and Methods: The study design was descriptive and cross-sectional. The retrospective method of the 24 hours food intake recall survey was used. The sample included all 432 children participating in the program. Energy and nutrient requirements and recommendations were determined according to FAO/WHO/UN parameters for energy and protein intake; and according to RDA for iron and vitamin A. Results: 42,1% of 6 to 11 month old participating children had their 90% and less of their energy requirements fulfilled. This rate was 47% in 12 to 23 month old participants and 64,4% in 24 to 36 month old participants. The calorie gap was directly proportional to the participants’ age. Median of «papilla» intake fluctuated between 30 and 90 g in the 6 to 11 month old group, 45 to 69 g in the 12 to 23 month old group, and 34 to 90 g in the 24 to 36 month old group. Conclusions: It was evidenced that the «papilla» improved energy, vitamin A, and iron supply in children’s diet, complying with nutritional requirements in most age groups studied.

Keywords : Food Intake; Child; Energy Intake; Supplementary Feeding; Iron; Vitamin A; Peru.

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