27 April 2021
A well-balanced diet for kids has a host of benefits that can lead to the healthy growth of your child. As a parent, one of the most important things you can do for your child is help them learn good and healthy eating habits, in terms of vegetables, fruits, protein foods, and whole-grain foods. Good nutrition and vitamins and minerals go hand in hand for a healthy body and mind but always knowing what nutrients are healthy isn’t always easy.
Micronutrients are equally necessary for healthy development and body functioning. According to the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey: 2016-2018, Vitamin A deficiency was 18% in pre-school children, 22% in school-going children and 16% in adolescents. Vitamin D deficiency was found among 14% of pre-school children, 18% of school-going children, and 24% of adolescents. The report also mentions that B12 deficiency is prevalent in 14% of pre-school children, 17% of school-going children, and 31% of adolescents.
Keeping the above in mind, let’s look at the Vitamin alphabet to understand why each vitamin is important and what its deficiency can do –
Hence, it’s imperative that kids are provided with a healthy diet that can help build their immunity and ensure smooth functioning of all the systems in the body. If you’re keen to read up a little more on understanding and creating a healthy balanced diet for your child, check this out.
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