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Food and Nutrient Intake Survey of Young Children in New Zealand

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RFx ID : 21963409
Tender Name : Food and Nutrient Intake Survey of Young Children in New Zealand
Reference # : O - 406047
Open Date : Wednesday, 20 November 2019 9:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 18 December 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Amy McNabb
04 894 2691
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Ministry for Primary Industries requires research services to collect food intake data on older infants and toddlers in New Zealand. Young children are a vulnerable population group to food-related risks (e.g. contaminants, excessive nutrients, agricultural compounds) due to their small body size. Dietary intake data will allow MPI to conduct scientific risk assessments to ensure the safety and suitability of the New Zealand food supply for this vulnerable population group.

This project aims to provide up to date information on the food and nutrients consumed by older infants (aged 6-12 months) and toddlers (aged 1-3 years) in New Zealand by collecting food intake data for these age groups. We have limited data on the diets and nutrient intake of older infants and young children in New Zealand, particularly amongst those families living in geographic areas of higher socio-economic deprivation. Given the current Government focus on child poverty and wellbeing, as a priority, data collection should focus on children from geographic areas with higher levels of deprivation.