Wellness - Nutrition | 2-18 yrs

Sources Of Nutrients For Your Child

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Do you often worry if your child is getting the right nutrients from the food he eats? With so many information floating around a child’s nutrition and the importance of a balanced diet, it is easy to get confused. Do you know what are the must-have nutrients for your child’s growth and development?

Your child needs a balanced dose of vital nutrients such as protein, iron, vitamins, calcium and healthy fats for his overall health and development. Make sure that he is getting his daily dose of nutrients through a diet which include most of these.

Calcium, for example, is essential for strong bone development. As childhood is the perfect time to build strong bones, it is essential to include calcium-rich food in their diet. Lack of calcium during childhood could lead to serious health issues like osteoporosis later in life.

Protein is required to make energy out of food and to build your child's body cells. Protein is needed to fight infection too. 

To help you with your nutrient-related queries, we at ParentCircle decided to curate a ClipBook on various sources of these essential nutrients.

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1. Protein

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2. Iron

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3. Omega-3

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4. Vitamin C

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5. Healthy Fats

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6. Calcium For Lactose Intolerant Children

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7. Ghee For Children

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8. Foods For Cold And Cough

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