Nutrition Guidelines Examples

  • The World Health Organization does not recommend salt intake more than 2 g/day for adults. Salt intake in children should be adjusted lower than in adults according to the child’s energy needs
  • WHO recommends an increase in potassium intake from food to control blood pressure in children.
  • A potassium intake of 90 mmol/day is recommended for adults. Potassium intake for children should be regulated to be less than 90 mmol/day according to the child’s energy needs
  • WHO’s sodium and potassium recommendation is recommended for children over 2 years of age in the pediatric age group

Feeding Frequency

  • Most toddlers should be fed four to seven times a day
  • Snacks are an important component of a young child’s diet
  • Toddlers eat an average of seven meals a day, and snacks make up about a quarter of their daily energy intake
  • Preschoolers usually eat three main meals and several small snacks a day
  • School-age children usually eat fewer meals and snacks per day than younger children, but can continue to snack after school
  • Children who skip breakfast tend to consume less energy and less nutrients than those who eat breakfast

For the details of the nutrition guidelines of the countries