Dietary Habits, BMI And Lifestyle Behavior Of Children In Mauritius – Do They Differ From The Rest Of The World?
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Digvijayini Bundhun is a researcher at the University of Mauritius in the Department of Health Sciences. Their areas of expertise are PCR and DNA extraction. Their research focuses on the dietary habits, lifestyle, and BMI of children in Mauritius.

                       

Dietary Habits, BMI And Lifestyle Behavior Of Children In Mauritius – Do They Differ From The Rest Of The World?

Healthy eating is the basis for the health, growth, and development of children . A child’s health is largely determined by his eating habits and health behavior adopted during childhood, and these are known to persist during adulthood . Calorie-dense, less nutritious foods are, however, increasingly occupying large and disproportionate space on children’s plates, while intake of nutrient-rich, high-fiber foods, such as fruits and vegetables (FV), is within suboptimal range or declining . Children are growing in an obesogenic environment...

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