Why is Nutrition So Important for Your Child

Why is Nutrition So Important for Your Child

When it comes to children, the connection between nutrition, health and their overall growth is undeniable. No one needs to tell you this, the ads on TV have bombarded more than necessary information in our minds.

They have told us that how your child won’t grow taller if he/she doesn’t consume a certain drink. Or, how a certain food supplement is nutritious for your toddler. They don’t even hesitate from saying that home food won’t give complete nutrition.

So, is that all true?

Yes, nutrition is important for your child. But these products won’t do that for you. In fact, the last example is extremely misleading and untrue.


Importance of Nutrition:


Your genes and the environment your children grow in, play a major role in a child’s development. It is also true that eating certain foods cannot guarantee that he/she will become, smarter, stronger and sharper. Yet, nutrition is without a doubt one of the most important factors that affect a child’s growth. A number of research studies have laid out the fact that nutrition received in early childhood is connected to health and academic performance when they grow up.



What Does Healthful Eating Involve?


It is important for your child to consume a variety of whole and nutritious foods. It is advised that children should have a well-rounded and healthy diet and every meal should include foods from different food groups.
According to the ‘My Plate’ initiative created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a child’s dinner plate must be divided into four different sections; viz.

a. First two sections of fruits and vegetables that comprise half of the plate

b. Other half comprises one section of grains and proteins each

Along with that, dairy products in the child’s diet are represented by a small circle to the right of the plate. Moreover, it is recommended that foods that contain excess fats and sugars should be only added to your child’s diet occasionally.


For more information on this, you can visit – www.choosemyplate.gov.

All children, right from a newborn to a teenager, have some specific and important daily dietary needs. This is required to support their continued physical development and mental growth.
Especially, foods that contain vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates and protein are good for providing the nutrients necessary for their comprehensive growth and development.


Inculcating Good Food Habits


Most parents are familiar with seeing their toddler refusing to eat and stubbornly throwing away a piece of vegetable. However, no matter how daunting it might be, it’s imperative that you find ways to persuade your child to eat that piece of vegetable.

Happy Parenting!!!


You can also read:

Developing Healthy Eating Habits in Your Children

Nutrition – Is your child on the right track?


Team SDM

31 thoughts on “Why is Nutrition So Important for Your Child”

  1. While nutrition is one of the most important aspects of childhood and teenage years, this blog is a perfect help for parents and families to take help from and develop the appropriate diets in children. Children will eventually start following the right ways if these tips are followed which will result in their positive and proper growth.

  2. Getting children to eat healthy foods can sometimes feel like fighting an uphill battle. Nutrition is very important at every age. The blog is very well written.

  3. A growing body and bones needs the right nutrient and in the right amounts.
    Also teaching children about food and nutrition when young can help establish a foundation for healthy eating habits throughout his or her life.

  4. Very nicely written article. The MyPlate initiative is a simple yet effective way to ensure that the child gets proper and healthy nutrition.

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  6. I totally agree. Healthy food leads to a healthy mindset! One of the most important factors in having children stay active, energetic and positive throughout the day!

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  9. Children need a wide range of nutritious foods, with high intake of important minerals and vitamins such as protein and calcium. These are important factors influencing all round growth & immunity of your child. This blog is a perfect example.
    Teach the importance of good nutrition, and help your children establish healthy eating habits. Not to forget to combined the same with physical activity also.

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  14. Eating healthy and nutritional food is very important for a child’s overall development.Eating well is fundamental to good health and well being,not only for a child but also for adults.Well explained in the blog.

  15. Nutrition is the important element in growing years, this blog is surely helpful in understanding the importance of it.

  16. This blog is amazing to know how nutrition is important and what tips and measures can be used so that the child is benefitted the most..
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  17. The blog is really helpful for all the parents to understand that how nutrition is important in every age. How your child needs proper nutrients stay healthy strong and grown up healthy and strong. It also help to establish a foundation for healthy eating habits

  18. Nutrition is important at every age. Children need proper nutrients to stay healthy and strong, and to grow up healthy and strong. Nutrition for children can also help to establish a foundation for healthy eating habits and nutritional knowledge that your child can apply throughout the life

  19. Very nicely written article. Explaining the importance of healthy nutrition. The MyPlate initiative is a very simple yet effective way to ensure proper and healthy nutrition.

  20. Nutrition is the main aspect in terms of growth. While having a proper nutrition for a child is so much important and I found this blog to be so useful. Thankyou Jumpstart for the fruitful learning through this writing.

  21. Beautifully written piece. Deciding between the food choices available today can be herculean task and nutrition sometimes gets left behind. This blog helps us differentiate between healthy and unhealthy food habits and eventually helps us become a healthier version of ourselves.

  22. Very true, nutrition is very important at every age.we all agree that if healthy home Cooked food in right proportion is served to our child from very early age,he or she will definitely develop healthy food habits.

  23. This enlightens the child and the parent as well. This will surely make a positive and healthy change in a child’s diet.
    Well written and very informative:)

  24. Very well written article… Thank you for introducing to the ‘My Plate ‘ concept. It’s true that healthy eating habits forms the base of a healthy child physically and intellectually. Right nutrition at right age is really important… This blog has surely helped me choose the right nutrition for my child.. Thank you 😊

  25. A balanced diet and understanding the importance of nutrition is extremely important for children in their growing years. And if this learning starts at a young age it helps them to stay active and helps avoid chronic diseases later in life. Good eating habits and ability to choose the right foods pave way to a strong and healthy body and mind.
    Very well written blog.

  26. Amazingly written,
    Nutrition is important as it leads to overall development of child. This is a very tender age and we must focus on giving them the best of all.

  27. it is very well explained in the blog that how important is nutritents to be a part of healthy lifestyle for kids.

  28. The proverb, ” You are what you eat” is very nicely explained in the blog. Even though genes and environment play an important role however human body is wonderful that it absorbs what is fed – be it the mind or body.
    Thanks for sharing the My Plate information.

  29. Nutrition are important for all the age group. The blog has shared us an important point over here “how our toddlers dinner plate should be”.
    This will help to parents and teachers both to make understand our children importance of nutrition for their growth.

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