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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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Fad Diet

What is fad diet? Fad diet is a diet plan that promise quick weight loss and targeted at people who desperately want to lose weight. Usually fad diets are unbalanced, unhealthy and are very likely to cause side-effects. How do fad diets work? Fad diets cannot make up for healthy …

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Food Refusal

Introduction Some common childhood eating behaviours happen when children begin to experiment and explore their own independence. This is part of a child’s normal psychological development and parents should not be unduly worried. Rarely is it due to serious underlying diseases. How is food refusal defined? Food refusal occurs when …

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Weight Management

How do I know my body weight status? You can assess your body weight using the Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI can tell you whether you have a high or low risk of developing health problems. The BMI is a formula to assess your body weight relative to height. …

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Nutrition during Pregnancy

Why is it important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy? It provides adequate protein as to ensure a healthy foetal development. It provides additional calories and related nutrients to maintain good maternal health. It fulfills the nutrient requirements to promote foetal immune system especially during the first trimester. It …

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Complementary Feeding

Introduction Introduce complementary foods to your baby beginning at their six months of age, while continuing breastfeeding on demand until he or she is two years old. Complementary feeding is defined as the process of giving your baby other foods and liquids in addition to breast milk. At six months …

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Recommended Nutrient Intakes

What is my daily energy and nutrient requirement? Each of us need a different energy and nutrient requirement depending on age, gender and physical activity as stated in Recommended Nutrient Intakes for Malaysia 2005. Energy Requirement Step 1- Know your Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculate Your BMI Your Height : …

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Breastfeeding – Danger of Water

Introduction Infants who are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life grow well and do not need any other foods. Experts on infant feeding recommend that exclusive breastfeeding should be continued for the first 6 months as breast milk provides energy and all the nutrients that an infant …

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Body Mass Index (BMI)

What is BMI? BMI is a measure to assess your body weight in relation to your height. How does one calculate BMI?   BMI = Weight (kg) Height (m) x Height (m) What is the classification of BMI? If your BMI (kg/m²) is You are < 18.5 Underweight 18.5 – …

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