Table 2

Frequencies of food consumption in Baltimore infants and toddlers
Food and nutrients intake Frequency of Intake (% of children reporting)
0-6 months1 7-12 months1 13-24 months1
(n = 21) (n = 20) (n = 32)
Food group
Formula2 4.4 (85.7) 3.7 (90.0) --
Cereals 1.7 (57.1) 2.0 (85.0) 1.1 (78.1)
Breast milk 1.7 (33.3) -- 0.6 (3.1)
Vegetables3 0.2 (23.8) 0.6 (50.0) 0.8 (53.1)
Unsweetened drinks4 0.1 (14.3) 1.5 (70.0) 2.1 (87.5)
Baby food-vegetables and main dishes 0.2 (9.5) 0.9 (60.0) 0.2 (9.4)
Potatoes 0.2 (9.5) 0.3 (30.0) 0.4 (31.3)
Breads and crackers 0.05 (4.8) 0.5 (35.0) 0.8 (65.6)
Dairy products and eggs 0.05 (4.8) 0.6 (40.0) 2.4 (90.6)
Fruits5 0.4 (23.8) 1.2 (90.0) 0.7 (43.8)
Sweetened drinks6 -- 0.2 (15.0) 0.7 (50.0)
Meat and chicken -- 0.7 (45.0) 1.5 (84.4)
Rice, pasta, pizza -- 0.6 (35.0) 1.3 (90.6)
Snacks and desserts -- 1.3 (80.0) 1.8 (100.0)

1Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2005; Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation, 2005.

2Includes mixed with cereal.

3Excludes potatoes.

4Includes water, water with 100% juice, 100% and infant brand 100% juice, diet drinks.

5Includes apple sauce, baby food fruits.

6Includes sweet tea, sodas, juice drinks (not 100% juice).

Sharma et al.

Sharma et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:52   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-52

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