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...Read more