Children snacking too much candy, eat too much meat and sausage and drinking enough. This is the result of the so-called Greta study (German Representative Study of Toddler Alimentation), created in collaboration with the Research Institute for Child Nutrition (FKE) in Dortmund and TNS Healthcare. Accordingly drink (small) children not recommended as 0.6 and 0.7 liters 0.4 liters but good day. In addition, the sweets are around 50 grams a day, also well above the acceptable 25 to 30 grams recommendation suggested in this study were examined in the 525 representatively selected households with one to three years old children and with the help of questionnaires, particularly children from two years of often the severity.
"During the transition from paste to a family meal, the children take the eating behavior of adults," said FKE nutritionist Annett Hilbig. Here, parents can therefore mostly wrong. It was noticed, so Hilbig, that children often eat even after the transfer, even porridge, even up to the age of three. "They either eat it or like the parents, there is a certain amount of security thinking, because it could do with porridge nothing wrong," thought Hilbig.
A little surprised the scientists, however, show by the realization that children eat in the higher education levels tend to be better. That stems not only from the choice of fresh foods, but also because the parents persevere, they say. There is no binding rule for infant and young child does not, however. For the FKE is recommended for a healthy mixed diet: eat many plant foods such as vegetables, fruit, bread, rice, pasta and potatoes, and drink plenty of water. Even unsweetened teas and diluted spritzers with no added sugar are allowed. Sausage, meat, fish and sweets, eggs, milk and milk products but should be eaten only in small quantities, the Research Institute for Child Nutrition advises.