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Table 7 Sources of iron 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 31 Growing-up milk 27 Growing-up milk 12
2 Supplements 13 Rice 10 Rice 11
3 Eggs 10 Noodles 8 Supplements 11
4 Infant cereal 8 Eggs 8 Other root vegetables 10
5 Noodles 7 Supplements 5 Soy/tofu/meat substitutes 8
6 Rice 6 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 4 Noodles 7
7 Breast milk 3 Fish/shellfish/shrimps 4 Eggs 7
8 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 2 Pork 4 Pancakes/sesame seed cakes 5
9 Apples/applesauce 2 Soy/tofu/meat substitutes 3 Pork 4
10 Pork 2 Other root vegetables 2 Fish/shellfish/shrimps 3
11 Growing-up milk 2 Apples/applesauce 2 Milk 2
12 Organ meats 1 Oil/other fats 2 Spinach 2
13 Spinach 1 Spinach 2 Apples/applesauce 2
14 Millets 1 Millets 1 Bread/biscuits 1
15 Soy/tofu/meat substitutes 1 Bread/biscuits 1 Oil/other fats 1
16 -   Chinese cabbages 1 Chicken/duck 1
17 -   Milk 1 Chinese cabbages 1
18 -   Organ meats 1 Beef 1