Nutrition for infants, kids and teens

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Nutrition is essential for children’s growth and development.


A well-balanced diet can provide the necessary nutrients for children to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.


Here are some tips for parents to ensure their children are getting the nutrition they need:

  1. Include a variety of foods: Encourage children to eat a variety of foods from all food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy products. This will provide the necessary nutrients for growth and development.



  • Limit processed and sugary foods: Processed and sugary foods should be limited in children’s diets as they can lead to obesity, cavities, and other health problems. Instead, offer healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain crackers.



  • Encourage hydration: Children should drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Sugary drinks such as soda and juice should be limited as they can lead to cavities and obesity.


  • Make meals enjoyable: Encourage children to participate in meal planning and preparation. Make meals enjoyable by eating together as a family and trying new foods.



  • Be a role model: Children learn by example, so it is important for parents to model healthy eating habits. Eat a variety of healthy foods and limit processed and sugary foods.



  • Consider supplements: Children who are picky eaters or have dietary restrictions may benefit from taking a multivitamin or other supplements.

However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before giving children any supplements.



Nutrition is essential for children’s growth and development. Parents should encourage a well-balanced diet that includes a variety of foods from all food groups, limit processed and sugary foods, encourage hydration, make meals enjoyable, be a role model, and consider supplements if necessary. By following these tips, parents can help their children develop healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

It is important to work with a dietitian to develop a personalised treatment plan that meets individual needs and preferences. In some cases, a combination of medication, dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, supplements, and alternative therapies may be necessary to combat/manage the specific condition.

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