Keep a diary 1

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Keep a diary 1

Because infants need almost three times the amount of energy as adults (in calories per kg), it is easy to understand how quickly infants can fall behind in growth. Keeping a diary of the type and amount of food a child eats over a three-day period is one way of quantifying caloric intake.

1. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0901/p879.html. Accessed December 2014.