Pediatric Nutrition

Pediatric Nutrition is defined as the maintenance of a well-balanced diet consisting of the vital nutrients and the sufficient caloric consumption which is required to stimulate development and withstand the physiological necessities at the numerous phases of a child's growth. It also includes Nutritional requirements in infants & children and various caring practices.  Due to deficiency of nutrition particularly during critical ages of growth, causes improper development or major illness, such as anaemia due to the deficiency of iron or scurvy due to lack of vitamin C. Nutrition plays a critical role in childhood development, which results in both good or bad. Proper nutrition helps in the appropriate growth and development of children allowing them to reach their complete potential.

  • Nutritional requirements in infants & children
  • Breastfeeding and Alternatives
  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals
  • Minerals other than Iron, Control of Iron Deficiency
  • Energy and Macronutrients
  • Recommended Nutrient Intakes
  • Caring Practices

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