(continued from Kansan Pediatrician eNewsletter, November 2018)
- What would happen if they followed a blanket recommendation of doubling their consumption of plant-based foods in place of animal protein.
- Since we anticipated overall protein consumption would decrease in scenario 1, we also showed what would happen if adolescent girls doubled their consumption of only protein-rich plant-based foods in place of animal protein.
- Additionally, dietary guidelines in the United States and elsewhere recommend adolescents eat three to four servings of dairy foods per day for optimal nutrition; therefore, we also showed the impact of meeting these dietary recommendations by doubling the dairy foods currently eaten to meet those guidelines, without any further adjustments to the diet.
- Increased consumption of dietary fiber, added sugar, vitamin E, iron and folate.
- Decreased consumption of total fat, saturated fat, zinc, vitamin D, calcium and protein intake.