Shuar height (Seca 214 stadiometer, Hanover, MD), weight (Tanita BF-689 scale, Tokyo), triceps skinfold (Beta Technology Lange calipers, Santa Cruz, CA), and arm circumference (Seca 201 tape, Hanover, MD) were measured on day 0 using conventional methods. Body temperature was measured weekly with an aural thermometer (Welch Allyn Thermoscan Pro 6000, Skaneateles Falls, NY). Physical activity was monitored for a subsample of 30 children over the 14-day study period using Actical triaxial accelerometers (Philips Respironics, Bend, OR) worn continuously at the right hip. Retrieved data were processed using a macro program to remove non-wear time (35), with valid days defined by wear time ≥10 hours. All children had ≥5 valid days of data (mean ± SD = 13.8 ± 2.3 days). Activity levels were established using standard child-specific activity count cut points (36).

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