Balanced Nutrition For Kids Guide
What is a complete & balanced nurition?
A balanced diet must contain sufficient amount of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fibre in the required amounts*. Each of these nutrients has a vital role in the all-round growth and development of children.
Nutrient list with functions
Carbohydrate: Provides a source of energy. In a child’s active life style, carbohydrates are a vital source of energy to keep them active.
Protein: Required for growth and repair. In years of rapid growth, children need proteins in adequate amounts for optimal growth.
Fat: Provides a supplementary source of energy and are required for absorption of fat soluble vitamins.
Vitamins: Required in very small quantities to keep your child healthy.
Minerals: Required for healthy teeth, bones and muscles. Significant development of teeth, bones and muscles happens by 10 years of age.
Fibre: Helps maintain a good intestinal function . Fibre is not digestible and helps in bowel movement.
*A balanced diet is the presence of these nutrients in the right proportions.