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released: 15 May 2007

The Profile of nutritional status of children and adolescents presents new analysis on data from the 1995 National Nutrition Survey. This preparatory analysis calculated baseline statistics that may be compared with new results from the 2007 Kids Eat, Kids Play survey. This report shows compiled 1995 data based on recommendations made in the 2005 Nutrient Reference Values. This report will be relevant anyone interested in children's nutrition at the population level, policy makers and researchers.

ISBN 978-1-74024-687-3; Cat. no. PHE 89; 24pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (155KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Acknowledgements
    • Highlights
  • Sections (196KB PDF)
    1. Introduction
      1. Background
      2. Dietary recommendations for Australians
      3. Australian data
    2. Nutritional status of children and adolescents
      1. Encourage and support breastfeeding
      2. Children and adolescents need sufficient nutritious foods to grow and develop normally
      3. Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and fruits
      4. Eat plenty of cereals (including breads, rice, pasta and noodles), preferably wholegrain
      5. Include lean meat, fish, poultry and/or alternatives
      6. Include milks, yoghurts, cheese and/or alternatives
      7. Choose water as a drink
      8. Limit saturated fat and moderate total fat intake (low fat diets are not suitable for infants)
      9. Choose foods low in salt
      10. Consume only moderate amounts of sugars and foods containing added sugars
      11. Care for your child's food: prepare and store it safely
    3. Discussion
  • End matter (152KB PDF)
    • Glossary
    • Appendix 1 - Data sources
    • Appendix 2 - Adjusting the National Nutrition Survey data
    • Appendix 3 - Additional tables
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2007. Profile of the nutritional status of children and adolescents. Cat. no. PHE 89. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467978>.