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Table 5 Nutrient intake from millet porridges

From: Nutritional status of children 7–36 months old from millet consuming communities of Masindi District, Western Uganda

Variable 7–8 months 9–11 months 12–23 months 24–36 months
Frequency of feeding 1.91 ± 0.19 2.13 ± 0.15 2.80 ± 0.07 3.02 ± 0.05
Amount of porridges/day (millilitres) 412.65 ± 3.67 558.12 ± 13.69 841.01 ± 7.94 906.32 ± 9.80
aEnergy
 Recommended intake 269 k cal 451 k cal 746 k cal 1150 k cal
 Total intake 69.5 k cal 156.1 k cal 236.6 k cal 196.4 k cal
 % RNI covered 26 35 32 17
Protein intake
 Recommended intake 9.1 g 9.6 g 10.9 g 13 g
 Total intake 1.6 g 3.7 g 5.6 g 4.7 g
 % RNI covered 18 39 51 36
 Vitamin A intake (RE)
  Recommended intake 250 μg 300 μg 300 μg 300 μg
  Total intake 0 μg 0 μg 0 μg 0 μg
  % RNI 0 0 0 0
Iron intake
 Recommended intake 11 mg 11 mg 11 mg 11 mg
 Total intake 1.8 mg 4.0 mg 6.0 mg 5.0 mg
 % RNI 16 36 55 45
Zinc intake
 Recommended intake 2.8 mg 2.8 mg 2.8 mg 3 mg
 Total intake 0.4 mg 0.9 mg 1.3 mg 1.1 mg
 % RNI 14 32 46 37
  1. aEnergy required from complementary foods assuming average amount of breast milk. Iron: Assuming medium iron bioavailability (10%). Zinc: Assuming moderate bioavailability (30%). References for Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI): World Health Organisation Recommendation [18]