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close this bookProtein-Energy Requirements of Developing Countries: Evaluation of New Data (UNU, 1981, 268 p.)
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close this folderCapacity of habitual Guatemalan diets to satisfy protein requirements of pre-school children with adequate dietary energy intakes
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Objective

To assess whether a diet considered customary among certain segments of the pre school-age population of Guatemala supplied adequate amounts of protein, provided that:

  1. Energy intakes corresponded to the estimated requirements.
  2. There were no constraints in the amounts of staple foods available to the children.
  3. The children were encouraged to eat as much food as they wanted to.
  4. The children were in good health and nutritional status at the beginning of the study.