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    Nutrition for 11 - 14 year olds

    Are you a parent of an adolescent child; who is concerned about his/her nutritional needs? Join our discussion to clear your doubts, share your journey, know from our experts and explore more about nutrition for your child. ... more

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    K V Veena Aug 1 2019

    Can someone please share some healthy but tasty salad recipes for adolescents?

    K V Veena Aug 1 2019

    @K V Veena Quinoa vegetable salad . Cooked quinoa , boil whole lentils, sauteed veggies of your choice, chopped tomatoes & Onions with feta cheese , in balsamic vinaigrette dressing . Add salt & Pepper and italian herbs for seasoning. Sprinkle roasted pumpkin seeds and roasted sesame seeds.
    Greek salad is a common and very healthy salad. Recipes are available on the internet.

    K V Veena Aug 1 2019

    @K V Veena Beet Root & Feta Cheese salad. Boil beet root cubes, add feta cheese, add chopped coriander leaves,finely chopped onions , lemon juice, salt and pepper , and olive oil. Add roasted sesame seeds on top .

    K V Veena Aug 8 2019

    @K V Veena Lovlely suggestions, Ma'am. Thank you so much :)

    K V Veena Aug 14 2019

    @K V Veena Thank you so much for your suggestions, Ma'am. I tried the beetroot salad and also added some boiled gram to it. My son loved it a lot. Thanks a lot, again!

    Prabha Sep 28 2018

    Hii I hv twins 11year old boy n girl.my girl height is very short n weight is also 21kg she is very fussy about eating don't like fruits also

    Prabha Dec 24 2018

    @Prabha Hi Pooja,

    It would be great if you could tell us whether you daughter has some health ailment. Also what does she eat, usually? Do you make sure to provide a balanced meal to her, cause at the age of 11, a weight of 21 kg is very low.

    Prabha Aug 1 2019

    @Prabha Try adding fruits in ice creams that she likes as small pieces and she may pick up the taste, Try making smoothies or juices and she may like. Make popsicles - cut the fruits, freeze it and give it to the kids.
    I would also like to know her entire days food intake and lifestyle to advise what we can do to make her eat better. What is her activity level.
    Try eating as a family on the dining table and she may get interested in eating and create less fuss.

    Jeena Roseline May 28 2019

    My child is a picky eater. Being a working mom, its so difficult to make sure that the entire family eats healthy and tasty. My son's eating habits are completely different from mine and my husband's. He does not eat junk food, but also does not eat other healthier home cooked options. I don't remember when was the last time he enjoyed eating. He is skinny and has very less energy when he gets back home from school. He hates vegetables and in fruits, he eats only melons and grapes. When he was a baby, he used to eat everything. After a few years into school, his eating routine has taken a huge toll on me. Please help how i can make him get the essential nutrients and reach a decent weight.

    Jeena Roseline May 28 2019

    @Jeena Roseline How old is your son Jeena? try to involve him in the cooking process whenever possible. On weekends or holidays, allow him to make simple food like omelette, dosa, toast, fruit custard etc., which are easy for a child to handle. Children usually consume what they prepare with great interest as they feel great to have put in their efforts. If he has time, he can even pack his lunch box with your help.
    Also, ask the pediatrician for all the possible reasons for his lack of appetite. They might prescribe something or give you ideas to deal with this.
    Give him nutritious and calorie rich food. Find out from the doctor if he needs vitamin tablets. Hope these suggestions help :) All the best !

    Jeena Roseline May 29 2019

    @Jeena Roseline Are you one of those parents who is fed up of your childs fussy eating habits? Do you give in to her demands every time? Perhaps, it is time you look at the influence a fussy parent has on a child.

    Team ParentCircle Dec 24 2018

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    Team ParentCircle Dec 24 2018

    @Team ParentCircle Looking for ideas to replace junk food? Here is a creative way to put your worries to rest. These mouthwatering versions taste just like fast food but are cleverly filled with goodness win-win!

    Team ParentCircle Sep 6 2018

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    Team ParentCircle Sep 6 2018

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    Team ParentCircle Sep 3 2018

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    Team ParentCircle Sep 3 2018

    @Team ParentCircle With exams just around the corner, there is no bigger fear for kids as well as parents than falling sick during this time. This article looks at foods that might help boost immunity during this season

    Rekha Aug 15 2018

    hello
    my son is footballer and follows vegetarian diet. he is very choosy about vegetables n other dishes. currently 13 years old. pls suggest suitable nutritional value for him. height 5.4 n weight 47kg.

    Rekha Aug 16 2018

    @Rekha Dear Parent,
    Thank you for your question! Our in-house expert nutritionist suggests giving your child a hand full of nuts and sprouts everyday. It helps to give your son yogurt as well. This article contains information and suggestions that you might find helpful https://www.parentcircle.com/article/6-nutrition-tips-for-young-athletes/ . Hope this was useful, let us know!

    Rekha Aug 16 2018

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