A balanced diet must contain sufficient amount of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and fiber in the required amounts*.
Each of these nutrients has a vital role in the all-round growth and development of children.
Provides a source of energy. In a child’s active lifestyle, carbohydrates are a vital source of energy to keep them active.
Required for growth and repair. In years of rapid growth, children need proteins in adequate amounts to maximize growth potential.
Provides a supplementary source of energy and are required for absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
Required in very small quantities to keep your child healthy.
Required for healthy teeth, bones and muscles. Significant development of teeth, bones and muscles happens by 10 years of age.
Helps maintain a good intestinal function. Fiber is not digestible and helps in bowel movement.
*A balanced diet is the presence of these nutrients in the right proportions.