QUESTION: Are high-dense energy foods usually rich in fiber and water?
Foods can be classified depending on its energy density as follows:
|Energy Density of foods||Examples|
Less than 0.6 kcal/g
0.6 kcal/g to 1.5 kcal/g
1.5 kcal/g to 4 kcal/g
More than 4 kcal/g
How to reduce energy density of dishes?
When behavior change only targets reducing high energy-dense foods, parental attitude focuses on what the child cannot eat, while when focusing on nutrient-dense foods, emphasis is on what they should eat. So, it is important to reduce energy density, avoiding empty calories and increasing nutrient density to ensure adequate children growth.