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Table 3 Sources of protein among infants and toddlers 6–35 months from the MING study

From: Food sources of energy and nutrients in the diets of infants and toddlers in urban areas of China, based on one 24-hour dietary recall

  Age 6–11 months Age 12–23 months Age 24–35 months
Rank Food Group % of Total Food Group % of Total Food Group % of Total
1 Infant formula 26 Growing-up milk 20 Eggs 15
2 Eggs 18 Eggs 16 Pork 10
3 Breast milk 12 Fish/shellfish/shrimps 10 Rice 10
4 Rice 7 Pork 9 Fish/shellfish/shrimps 10
5 Noodles 6 Rice 9 Growing-up milk 9
6 Pork 5 Noodles 6 Milk 7
7 Infant cereal 5 Milk 5 Noodles 6
8 Fish/shellfish/shrimps 5 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 4 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 5
9 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 3 Chicken/duck 3 Chicken/duck 5
10 Growing-up milk 2 Soy/tofu/meat substitutes 2 Soy/tofu/meat substitutes 4
11 Milk 2 Bread/biscuits 2 Beef 2
12 Bread/biscuits 2 Steamed bread 1 Bread/biscuits 2
13 Steamed bread 1 -   Other root vegetables 2
14 Chicken/duck 1 -   Nuts/seeds 1
15 -   -   Steamed bread 1