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

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  • 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.

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