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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

True or false: According to food consumption surveys, young children exceed estimated needs for calories.

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement, “According to food consumption surveys, young children exceed estimated needs for calories” is true or false.

Introduction: The caloric need of children depends on their age, body mass index, and their level of physical activity. For school-aged children, the average caloric intake is approximately 1600–2500 calories per day.

Explanation

The diet of many children includes highly sweetened beverages, fast food, and other processed food that are very high in calories but low in nutritional value. Surveys indicate that more and more young children consume such diets...

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