Canadian Children

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Children

1/5 Canadian children had energy intakes that exceeded their energy needs.

Canadian children may not consume enough fiber

Canadian children generally ate more sodium then recommended

Children from ages 1-8 generally consumed protein and carbohydrates within recommended ranges. About half of children from ages 1-3 consumed less than the recommended quantity of fat.

The diets of children provided adequate amounts of most vitamins and minerals, with the exception of Vitamin D and calcium (4-8 years old).