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Choosing Healthy Foods for School Children

As concerned parents who want their children to be successful in life, it is necessary for you to invest in their health. Strive to give your school-going children a variety of nutritious foods and well balanced diet so that they can grow and remain healthy. Appropriate food selection and healthy …

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Nutrients Need

Introduction The benefits of good nutrition to health maintenance is a important to the elderly as it is to young. Many older adults have special nutrient requirements because aging affects absorption, use and excretion. A combination of macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, fiber and water are essential in providing the nutrients …

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Planning Healthy Menu for School Children

Planning Healthy Menu for School Children After a long day in school, meal time is the time for your child to rest and enjoy a meal with the family. It is an opportunity for parents to spend quality time and interact with their children. When planned wisely, home prepared meals …

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Dietary for Overweight

Weight Reduction Reduce of your calorie intake by 500 to 1000 calories a day, you will lose 0.5 kg per week. In a month you will lose weight between 2kg to 4kg. You are recommended to lose weight of 10% of your current body weight within 6 months. If you …

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Nutrition Guidelines for Overweight Children

Introduction Overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adolescents and adults. Subsequently overweight adults are at risk for a number of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and some forms of cancer. How do I know if my child is overweight? Growth is a …

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Nutrition Guidelines for Underweight Children

Introduction Being underweight is not the same as being thin or slender. Some children have a naturally slight built and maintain it with a well-balanced diet and physical activity. This is normal and healthy. Some children are naturally small, which is different than underweight. However, true underweight may be a …

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Postnatal Diet

Introduction After delivery, the mother’s body needs to heal and recover from pregnancy and childbirth, as well as to produce breast milk. The weight gained during pregnancy build up the stores for recovery and breastfeeding. Mothers need to maintain a healthy diet so that they can be healthy and active …

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Recipes of Complementary Foods

Rainbow Porridge (Serves 10 persons) Ingredients 195 g fragrant rice, washed and drained 3 l water 2 chicken breasts 1 medium – sized onion (cut into 8 wedges) 1 cm ginger, sliced 1 small- sized carrot, grated 50 g snow peas, sliced 1 small sized potato, grated Methods Boil 3 …

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Vegetarian Diet

Description Protein source in a vegetarian diet is from plants such as legumes, grains, tubers, seeds and vegetables. Plant proteins are considered not complete. A single source of plant protein does not contain all the essential amino acids if taken without proper combinations. Nevertheless, the right combination of plant sources …

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Dinner Habits

Introduction Dinner is one of the main meals of the day and is equally important as breakfast and lunch. However, some people may prefer to skip dinner, particularly those desiring to lose weight. The myth that eating dinner may lead to weight gain is not true. There are various other …

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