Evaluation of the actual nutrition of preschool children

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Zarema Zalbegovna Surkhayeva
Patimat Magomedovna Ibnumashudova
Umiyat Abdulbasirovna Magomedova
Raisa Gereikhanovna Suleymanova
Patimat Magomedovna Rabadanova
Jamilya Shamilyevna Bagandova
Aishat Aminovna Aminova
Angela Esedovna Esedova
Aminat Sultanbegovna Magdieva

Keywords

nutrition, diet, preschool period, macronutrients, micronutrients

Abstract

Preschool age is a crucial period during which the physical and intellectual maturation of the child takes place, which is necessary for preparing education for school. Children’s nutrition at this time is vital since, on the one hand, it should ensure healthy development and, on the other hand, form the proper eating habits, which can affect the rest of their lives. There are some difficulties in assessing optimal nutrition in children because different research groups use other evaluation criteria, including macronutrients, micronutrients, certain foods, frequency of meals, food processing patterns, energy intake, amount of vitamins, trace elements, etc. Indirect indicators can be, for example, the child’s body weight and growth retardation in the children’s team. The repertoire of nutrition assessment tools is also extensive and may include questionnaires, physical measurements of portions, food tables, diaries, and other methods.The purpose of this article is to review various methods for recording and evaluating the diet of preschool children.

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