Nutrition And Children
The 2015 Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) report stated that the region was in the midst of a childhood obesity epidemic.
In February 2017, the Health Minister said that while obese children are at higher risk for non communicable diseases, they might also experience social and psychological problems such as discrimination, bullying, low self-esteem and social isolation.
Children Need To Eat Fiber
Some of the best sources of fiber include:
Grains: Whole-grain breads and cereals, oat bran, brown rice, and barley
Fruits: Apples, oranges, bananas, berries, prunes, and pears
Vegetables: Green peas, artichokes, baked potatoes with skin, and legumes (e.g., dried beans, split peas, and lentils)
All children need a balanced diet full of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals to help in their mental and physical development.
Proper Nutrition can stabilise children’s energy, sharpen their minds and even out their moods. and it makes a huge impact on your children’s lifelong relationship with food while giving them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults.
Inadequate nuttrition can result in short stature and delayed puberty, nutrient deficiencies and dehydration, menstrual irregularities, poor bone health, increased risk of injuries, poor academic performance and increased risk of eating disorders. Continue reading