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You are here : home > Baby's Diet > Baby's Diet For Good Health > Balanced Diet

Balanced Diet

A child should have well balanced diet to prevent him from infections and diseases. A balanced diet has all the nutrients required by a child in correct proportions foe a healthy growth. Here is a guide on balanced diet.

What is a balanced diet

A diet which contains all the nutrients e.g. energy, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals etc.  required by a child for the proper maintenance of health and optimum growth is termed as a 'balanced diet'.  Dals and beans have high contents of protein and a small amount of fat.  Bread is rich in carbohydrates but poor in proteins.

What does the child need in his diet

It is important that a child's diet should be both good in quality as well as adequate in quantity. If his diet is deficient in nutrients and energy, it can adversely affect his weight gain and body growth. The child's diet should supply him with proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in adequate quantities. 

How do I provide a balanced diet 

Your child would receive a proper balanced diet if he eats a meal consisting of food items like: chapatis, bread, rice, breakfast cereals, maize, potatos, dals, beans, poultry and meats, milk, cheese etc. It is important to mix various kinds of foods so that his requirements of nutrients would be met.  It is important for you to ensure that your child eats food in adequate quantities. Considering a child's small appetite, it is advisable that his food should be rich in nutritive value and that he should eat more often during the course of the day.

What is anaemia

Deficiency of iron in young children causes anaemia. Dark green vegetables and meats are rich in iron.  Iron is also found in chapatis, breads, eggs, dals, nuts and beans.

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Name: Pragati
Country: India

its not enough, you should give some more tips for improving this note.
Name: ashna
Country: India

the matter is not complete and it will never give the viewer proper information.
Name: emaan khaqan
Country: Pakistan

its not ediquate.....write some more things in detail...thax
Name: nishant
Country: India

its too should add its causes also.
Country: India

all vegetables,fruits and pulses are importance for everyone.
Name: sam
Country: united kingdom

i would like to see some more recipe for the toddlers pls.
Name: div
Country: usa

give tofu for very good protein requirements to a veggie child .
Name: Sophie McCullough
Country: india

i wish that i could give chilldren all over the world food.
Name: Prakash Rokade
Country: india

is it advisable to give an apple to my chield if he/she is suffering by cold?
Name: Tarun Sharma
Country: india

may be you could have added the symptoms of anaemia.
Country: india

a balanced diet is related to ones age , health,and occupation
Country: england

i think you shold look after a baby propley and not smack or brest feed and i think baby porn if perfetyic
Country: england

i think you shold look after a baby propley and not smack or brest feed
Name: heather
Country: england

i think it should soy he and she
Name: Ruchika
Country: india

article is too general .some more food suggestions would have helped .esp. for milk orand non. veg alternatives .
Name: Mike
Country: australia

i think that is should say he or she not just he.
Name: sachin
Country: india

do we need to give any extra dose of vitaminand calcium and vitamins kids?
Name: kirsty
Country: england

i think that a balanced diet is a load of rubbish you should eat junk food and you can still be healthy
Name: lakshmi
Country: india

i am a south indian mother of two children of ages 12 year boy and 7 year girl. i am worried for the marginal underweight of my daughter and searching for an ideal diet for my daughter. i am also trying to prepare a diet chart for children with many options of breakfast, lunch etc. if any one is interested, they can help and join me.
Name: Shraddha
Country: india

there are no outlets selling organic vegetables in our city, the increasing number of articles on adulteration of any and every milk and vegetables and fruits worries me. please advise.
Name: like to know more
Country: india

very nice
Name: SMW
Country: usa

i am american married to indian. my child can have indian food when he/she can say they want it. it will not be forced upon them. my child will be brought up american, despite what his family says/thinks. i think it is important for a child to have breast milk and protein and vitamins. not spicy things that could make them to have upset tummys. in indian culure im sure its ok. because the mothers eat it while pregnant. as for i do not care for indian food. and will not force it on my child. but when they are old enough and can say... they are welcome to have it. i have strong parental ethic and backings, and disagree totally with alot of indian culture habits. guess that comes from seeing my "inlaws" behave. ugh!!!!
Name: Robert and Ryan
Country: england

a baby should eat soft food's and they should drink milk from in a bottle
Name: Rohini
Country: india

right from the childhood if the child has all the essential vitamis and proteibs in his diet, his resistance to fight against any disease will become stronger.

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