November 1980

Diets for Children and Adolescents That Meet the Dietary Goals

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine and Community Health, Tufts Medical School; and the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center Hospital, Boston.

Am J Dis Child. 1980;134(11):1073-1080. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1980.02130230053016

• The parents of many elementary and secondary schoolchildren ask pediatricians for advice on how to feed diets that are in line with the US Dietary Goals or the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This article outlines an approach for planning diets that fit these recommendations while also assuring that intakes approximate the recommended dietary allowances and the estimated safe and adequate intakes of nutrients provided by the Food and Nutrition Board, National Research Council.

(Am J Dis Child 134:1073-1080, 1980)