In India a meal consists of iron, calcium, vitamins and minerals in a single plate. Wheat bread (chapatis) rich in calcium, Rice and pulses cooked with saturated fats rich in carbohydrate and iron, green leafy vegetable and salad rich in fiber, accompanied by several kinds of spices in a generous amount help in growing and fight diseases. It’s a wholesome food that every Indian intakes daily.
Be like a greedy caterpillar to grow into a flying butterfly, feed your child as much as you can at the right age and let him/her grow into a flying butterfly, colorful butterfly. An infant requires an adequate amount of energy and nutrition to grow into a healthy child.
Babies, toddlers and preschooler, high, grade school, preteens & teens need a large amount of nutrition in a day. To fulfill the right amount of calories, iron, calcium, proteins etc every day are the problems that every mother is coming across every day all the way through motherhood. This is a big challenge in every mother’s life and especially when it comes to a child’s diet. Big or small, every age group needs an equal amount of nutrition to have a healthy mind and body.
When a baby is on breastfeeding, there is nothing to fret of his/her diet because it receives all the nutrition from mother’s milk. Breastfeeding is highly recommended all over the world at least for two years. Unfortunately, breastfeeding is declining day by day. To educate young mothers and encouraged to feed their broods through breastfeeding and to have more and more nutritious food which builds good health of a child and mother too.
The right amount of Calories, Iron, Calcium, Proteins, Vitamins and Minerals, Fibers, and fats recommended to every age group; it can only be possible by the help of the family to put a child into a healthy diet.
To start-up a good and healthy life a toddler is given the right amount of diet every day, a food court or a diet chart to be followed. A child under the age group of 5 must be provided with vitamins and minerals, vitamins like A and D, iron and calcium, protein like cow’s milk is a rich source of protein and other nutrient also as it provides vitamin A and energy of a child.
In India a growing child is given a mix sprouted cereal and pulse in powdered form mixed with milk and sugar it a good source of iron and calcium. A growing child need calcium rich diet like Wheat, egg, green leafy veggies, milk and milk products, jaggery and peanuts are also a rich source of iron if eaten combine.
Intake of calcium is also very necessary for the growth of a Child bone and teeth. Jaggery is the best alternative to sugar, Fiber food like natural bread, green leafy vegetable, fruits and baked beans helps in digestion, as constipation is common in young children.
The normal method of cooking is still being practiced in India, which has a better effect on Child nutrition.