All About Child Nutrition
Here’s all you need to know about
the nutritional requirements of
The lack of variety in the diet of a picky eater compromises the intake of essential micronutrients such as vitamin E, vitamin C, folate, as well as fibre.
Breakfast is the most vital meal of the day. Children who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to have a higher intake of total carbohydrate, dietary fibre, macronutrients
Nutritional deficiencies can affect the overall health of children. Adequate nutrient intake during childhood strongly promotes cognitive health and prevents onset of chronic diseases in later life.
As per the recommended dietary allowances for Indians, a child aged 1–3 years should consume approximately 1,060 kcal/day while those aged 4–6 years should consume approximately 1,350 kcal/day.
Watching your child grow is both fascinating and a matter of pride. The most extraordinary period of growth and development in a child’s life is from birth till 5 years of age.
Right nutrition is very critical for young children, especially during the first 2–3 years of life. Due to rapid growth and development, your child requires more energy and nutrients.
Developmental milestones refer to how your child is supposed to learn, play, speak, or act at a certain age and offer important cues to assess his/her overall well-being.
Growth denotes increase in physical size of the body and development denotes improvement in skills and function of an individual.
What are good eating habits? The long-term health and development of your child depends on his/her nutritional habits developed during the early years of life