B J Stordy

University of Surrey, Guilford, England, United Kingdom

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Publications (4)45.13 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Mothers’perceptions of desirable nutritional practices in infant feeding were examined using a questionnaire consisting of open and closed questions. A total of 1004 mother–infant pairs were recruited from a mixture of urban and rural areas in England. The sample represented a cross–section of socioeconomic groups and educational backgrounds. Mothers’attitudes to healthy eating for infants revealed some misconceptions; 83% felt that a high fibre intake was important or very important and 87% that a low fat intake was important or very important, while 20% considered that plenty of calories was not important. Other health guidelines were appropriately applied and most mothers considered a wide variety of foods, plenty to drink and a low sugar and salt intake to be important. These beliefs were representative of the sample population, irrespective of the socioeconomic group, location, age and education of the mother.
    Acta Paediatrica 01/2008; 84(5):512 - 515. · 1.97 Impact Factor
  • B J Stordy
    The Lancet 09/1995; 346(8971):385. · 39.21 Impact Factor
  • B J Stordy, A M Redfern, J B Morgan
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to analyse the nutrient composition, with respect to energy density, protein, fat, carbohydrate, non-starch polysaccharides and certain micronutrients, of home-prepared infant foods and to compare the nutrient composition with the draft European Commission directive for baby foods, the published nutrient content of manufactured baby foods, and with breast milk. Two hundred and sixty-five samples of home-prepared weaning foods for infants aged 3-12 months were collected and chemically analysed. Many of the food samples were low in energy, protein, fat, iron, calcium and zinc and high in non-starch polysaccharides and sodium. Home-prepared weaning foods have some shortcomings in terms of nutrient composition. Advice from health care professionals needs to focus on these areas at the same time as presenting the nutritional merits of manufactured baby foods.
    Acta Paediatrica 08/1995; 84(7):733-41. · 1.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mothers' perceptions of desirable nutritional practices in infant feeding were examined using a questionnaire consisting of open and closed questions. A total of 1004 mother-infant pairs were recruited from a mixture of urban and rural areas in England. The sample represented a cross-section of socioeconomic groups and educational backgrounds. Mothers' attitudes to healthy eating for infants revealed some misconceptions; 83% felt that a high fibre intake was important or very important and 87% that a low fat intake was important or very important, while 20% considered that plenty of calories was not important. Other health guidelines were appropriately applied and most mothers considered a wide variety of foods, plenty to drink and a low sugar and salt intake to be important. These beliefs were representative of the sample population, irrespective of the socioeconomic group, location, age and education of the mother.
    Acta Paediatrica 06/1995; 84(5):512-5. · 1.97 Impact Factor

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62 Citations
45.13 Total Impact Points

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  • 1995–2008
    • University of Surrey
      Guilford, England, United Kingdom