According to UNICEF’s 2022 Global Obesity Atlas, India 27 million more likely to be obese ChildrenTo represent 1 in 10 children globally by 2030 and to combat and sustain this problem Healthy It is important for people to understand the importance of nutrition and adaptive eating habits. Recognizing the need for people across the country to take drastic measures to ensure the safety of their health, there is a need to stop and assess lifestyle choices for themselves and their families.
It should be seen as an opportunity for us to look after the health of our loved ones and more importantly our children to ensure that they lead a prosperous and healthy life ahead of them. To ensure that your child gets enough healthy nutrients, it is important to take advantage of every opportunity to inculcate healthy eating habits in our children.
To ensure optimal health, children need the right nutrients in their diet that are essential for growth, development and providing them with the energy they need to take in the day. Kids are mostly attracted to processed or oily foods that are high in trans-fats, refined sugar and salt/sodium and here with the festive season, overindulgence in ghee-laden and sugary dishes is very common, but when kids Those who love these sweet treats should be wary of the large amounts of fat and sugars in these foods.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Ritika Samaddar, Regional Head of Dietetics at Max Healthcare in Delhi, shared, “Prolonged consumption of processed or oily foods can have a negative impact on their weight and growth and make them prone to diabetes. May show early symptoms. , It is important as a parent to monitor your child’s daily diet both indoors and outdoors. Growing children have a tendency to become more hungry, which makes them hungry again and again throughout the day.”
He advised, “In such a scenario, parents can incorporate healthy snacking in their children’s diet, instead of eating fried snacks. Nuts like almonds are a great replacement for unhealthy snacks because they can have satiating properties that promote feelings of satiety, which will help keep kids full in between meals and reduce their access to fried, unhealthy snacks. will limit. Almonds are known to be the gift of good health, as they offer a range of benefits for heart health, diabetes and weight management.”
He adds, “Almonds provide copper, zinc, folate, iron and vitamin E — all of which are known to support the immune system — making them a great food to have around the house, especially when immune systems are high. Support is a family priority. In addition to almonds, one can choose fruit, oats, makhana, or fresh juice. Instilling healthy snacking habits in children from the very beginning, can increase their chances of lasting a lifetime. This weight control In addition to helping them lead a more healthy and healthy lifestyle, you have enough and more reasons to support your child and inculcate healthy eating habits in them that will benefit them in the long run And will ensure a healthy life ahead of them.”