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Table 4 Energy (calories per capita per day) from different types of Mixed Dishes among children 6–47 months: FITS 2008 (n = 2891)

From: Early development of dietary patterns: transitions in the contribution of food groups to total energy—Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study, 2008

Age groups: 6–8.9 months
n = 249
9–11.9 months
n = 256
12–14.9 months
n = 243
15–17.9 months
n = 251
18–20.9 months
n = 219
21–23.9 months
n = 212
24–47.9 months
n = 1461
  Kcal/d
Total Energy Mixed Dishesa 26 76 124 154 166 176 238
Baby and Toddler dinnersb 21 31 18 10 5 5 1
Macaroni and cheese 3 8 18 36 26 38 32
Spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna 1 11 21 30 29 39 29
Sandwiches 0 8 37 32 58 37 98
Pizza 0 2 6 26 9 22 33
Bean mixtures, chilic 0 0 0 2 1 1 1
Soup 0 6 7 9 9 10 12
  1. aThe mean energy at the Total Mixed Dishes level may include food sub-categories that are not displayed separately. Food sub-categories displayed may not be mutually exclusive
  2. bBaby and Toddler dinners are commercially prepared foods specifically for young children
  3. cIncludes beans and rice, chili prepared with beans, and other bean mixtures