Richmond Kids

For kids 0 to 6 & their families

11 Mar

Participate in a UBC Toddler Development Study

Did you know that babies and young children have greater nutritional needs than adults? We know that likes and dislikes, teething and many other things influence what toddlers eat and drink, but we don’t know very much about how specific nutrients impact their growth and development.

Away We Grow! Toddler Development Study

Did you know that babies and young children have greater nutritional needs than adults? We know that likes and dislikes, teething and many other things influence what toddlers eat and drink, but we don’t know very much about how specific nutrients impact their growth and development.

This study looks at three specific nutrients: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), lutein, and choline. Important to a young child’s development, these nutrients are found in few foods. Choline is present in cow’s milk, DHA is primarily in fish, and lutein is in dark green and red vegetables. Babies and toddlers who are breastfeeding get these nutrients through human milk.

We will be following three groups of toddlers from 18-24 months of age. One group will drink cows’ milk in controlled amounts, one group will continue with their usual drinks, and one group will consume either a standard or modified toddler drink, called Growing Up Milk (GUM). For more information, contact UBC Nutrition Research: nutrition.research@ubc.ca.

Download the study postcard

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Early Years Centre

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