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October 1945

NUTRITION STUDIES ON CHILDREN LIVING AT HOMEI. CALORY INTAKES ON THE BASIS OF AGE FROM ONE THROUGH TEN YEARS

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health.

Am J Dis Child. 1945;70(4):214-219. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020220015003
Abstract

This paper is the first of a series dealing with the dietary intakes and eating habits of a group of well children living at home under conditions which are representative of a middle class population in the Boston area. The material presented has been collected over a period of fifteen years as a part of the research program on growth and development of the well child conducted by the Department of Maternal and Child Health of the Harvard School of Public Health. Three hundred and twenty-four children have been enrolled, and approximately 160 of these are still being studied. A detailed description of the studies under this program has been given in another publication.1

This paper deals with the average calory intakes of these children from 1 through 10 years of age. Nutritional histories were taken from the mothers by trained nutritionists in conjunction with routine clinic examinations of

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