Unless you’ve been totally out of the loop, it’s likely you’ve heard about the childhood obesity epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children in America is overweight or obese. It’s talked about on television, radio, the Internet, and in books, newspapers, and magazines. Yet, with all this focus on kids being overweight and obese, many parents are still confused, especially when it comes to what kids eat. How much does your child need? Is he getting enough calcium? Enough iron? Too much fat? Whether you have a toddler or a teen, what he eats is important to both his physical and mental development. Here’s what children need — no matter what the age. Although getting your child to eat healthy — regardless of his or her age — can be a constant battle, it’s one well worth fighting. A healthy child becomes a healthy adult, and only with your support and guidance will your child be both. Below is a nutrition chart for reference … however the individual needs may differ for every kid.
Parents and Kids are encouraged to consult Dr. Nidhi Koul for advice and suggestion on the individual nutrition needs for their kid.