Be Healthy! Be Strong! Be Happy! – National Nutrition Week 2019
- September 4, 2019 Posted by: Sai Siva Childrens Hospital 173 Views RSS
National Nutrition Week is celebrated because people must obtain all knowledge about nutrition and the importance of nutrition for the human body. This week is celebrated from September 1st to September 7th in order to make people focus on nutrition for better health. Each and everyone should be healthy for a better life. People must make sure that they can do any task with the right health and do it faster and better.
The National Nutrition Week was initiated in March 1973, by the American Dietetic Association in order to deliver nutrition-related education messages and promoting nutrition.
National Nutrition Week at Sai Siva Children’s Hospital :
National Nutrition Week is followed every year from 1 to September 7th at Sai Siva Children’s Hospital.
National Nutrition Week is celebrated to bring awareness to public health by eating the right foods and informing them about the importance of nutrition for their bodies. It is easy to take care of the body, but it is challenging to reduce or gain weight if they are overweight or underweight. It is essential to meet the doctors who provide appropriate treatment to increase or decrease their body size so that their bodies fit their body’s needs.
This week highlights at Sai Siva Children’s hospital is the importance of proper nutrition for the human body. A healthy and balanced diet with a combination of nutrients is essential for the human body. The nutritional needs of children must not be ignored, and the dietary needs of children are different from adults. Proper nutrition in childhood helps them stay healthy for the rest of their lives.
Appropriate intake of essential minerals and vitamins contribute to the growth of children. Proper nutrition helps your children develop healthy bones and teeth and ensure proper growth. Children also need healthy and balanced food that can provide a variety of nutrients. Children need not only a variety of foods but also the right amount of nutrition. The amount of food may be lower, but the presence of nutrients is required. Here are the essential nutrients you need to help your children grow and develop better.
Calcium ranks first in the list of nutrients for children. Calcium is mainly responsible for the development of healthy bones and teeth, which is why adequate calcium intake is significant. Calcium is also needed for nerves, muscles, and heart.
Source: Milk is the best source of calcium. Other sources of calcium are yogurt, cheese, broccoli, spinach, tofu, and more.
Fiber must be an essential part of everyone’s diet. This is equally important for children but in smaller quantity. This will keep your children’s digestion intact.
Source: Most fruits and vegetables contain high fiber.
Iron helps in proper child development because it helps red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron deficiency can cause anemia and other complex health problems. Therefore, make sure to add enough iron for your child.
Source: iron-rich sourced food is Whole grains, nuts, beans, fortified cereals, beans, lentils, and green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin C is used to absorb iron from food. Vitamin C is also loaded with other health benefits. It helps build a robust immune system. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants which protect the body from various health risks.
Source: Citrus fruit is the best source of vitamin C.
Vitamin D helps improve calcium absorption. Calcium needs a source for better absorption. This will help build better bones and teeth, better immunity, better brain function, and better nervous system function.
Source: Dairy Products
About Sai Siva Children’s Hospital:
Sai Siva Children’s Hospital, Chanda Nagar, is a full-fledged medical facility specially designed for pediatric patients as well as young adults. The hospital was started in the year 2008, with the aim of reaching out to schools and villages to educate the middle and high school students about health & hygiene. Sai Siva Children’s Hospital is one of the most sought-after children’s hospitals in Hyderabad with a team of experienced doctors and skilled staff who aim to help your child have healthy growth and development. We believe that children today are the future of our world, and must have good health to make the world a better place to live in.
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