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10 Simple tips for raising Healthy Kids

1. Breakfast is the first meal of the dayIt is important to have breakfast without skipping as it is our first meal after 12 hrs of gap. Breakfast helps to refuel the body and brain after a night's sleep.

Explain your kids about the importance of having breakfast and motivate them to follow a healthy diet from young age. 

To stay healthier, follow balanced diet by in-taking food from different food groups.

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Different Food Groups

Fruits, vegetables, cereals, bread, meat and dairy products are the different food groups. Eat a combination of food from different food groups daily.

Different Food Groups

2. Noodles, chips can be given to kids but not regularly.

3. Encourage kids to do exercises and some kind of physical activities  like jogging, cycling, swimming etc. Every morning motivate kids to do Surya Namaskar exercise for good health.

4. Limit the consumption of biscuits, cakes, crisps, sweets, cream and ice cream, chocolate and sugary drinks. These foods shouldn't be eaten too often because sugary foods and drinks (including fruit juice) can increase the risk of dental decay.

5. Provide  healthy nutritious snacks rather than lots of fatty and sugary foods and drinks. Parents must be very careful in the nutritional needs of children because it is very important for their growth and development.

6. From childhood cultivating healthy eating habit is important. Sufficient milk and water is also very important to intake every day.

7. Calcium : Helps for healthy bone development. Good sources include dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and fromage frais, as well as fortified orange juice, green leafy vegetables, cereals, sesame seeds and tofu.

8. Folate

This vitamin is important for growth. Sources include bread, green leafy vegetables and pulses.

9. Iron :This mineral helps to keep red blood cells healthy. Insufficient iron intake can lead to iron-deficiency called anemia. Good sources of iron include red meat, liver, fortified breakfast cereals, beans and pulses.

10. Nutritional Needs in Children : Calcium, iron and folate are important for children growth and development. Deficiency in these three will make the individual go inactive.


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