Why assess children for fitness and nutrition?

A healthy & active child is a delight to watch, has a better shot at academics, does better in life overall and in warding off health problems. The two pillars of good health in childhood are Fitness and Nutrition. Fitterfly assessments for Fitness and Nutrition of children give parents, schools, kids and pediatricians a baseline idea of where the child stands and where he or she should be.

Even a seemingly active or playful kid might be lacking in certain fitness parameters, or his diet may be low in protein, iron or calcium. With the right knowledge and reports from our assessments, right planning can be done to ensure overall healthy growth & development of the child.

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Why Fitterfly Fitness Assessment?

Through the FitterFly Fitness Assessment Methodology, we help identify a child's personal health related fitness levels and provide individual feedback. Our tests conform to the standards defined in Fitnessgram, a fitness assessment program by The Cooper Institute, USA and followed worldwide by over 35000 schools and 10 million students every year. We also take the best from the standards of ALPHA-FIT test battery, widely followed in Europe. A detailed mobile interactive, web interactive or a pdf report is sent to the parent on the spot, immediately after the test is over.

What do we test in Fitness Assessments?

Aerobic Capacity

Aerobic Capacity

Aerobic capacity is a measure of stamina. It determines the cardiovascular fitness of the child i.e. how much a child can perform an intense activity or play without getting tired. It is measured by the maximum oxygen consumed by our body during intense exercises. High aerobic capacity is required for good performance in sports and is associated with higher life expectancy. On the other hand, lack of exercise in childhood can later on lead to serious diseases. Hence, aerobic capacity testing in children is the most important fitness test in our FitterFly fitness assessment methodology.

Musculoskeletal Fitness

Musculoskeletal Fitness

Musculoskeletal fitness is defined by the health of our bones, muscles and joints and is a combination of:

Muscular Strength is a measure of how much force our muscles can exert. It is the ability to lift a maximal amount of weight for one repetition. Handgrip test and Standing Broad Jump test measure muscular strength.

Muscular Endurance is a measure of how many times our muscles can repeat a specific exertion of force. It is the ability to lift weight lower than the maximum one can lift, as many times as possible. High levels of muscle endurance help in reducing injuries, improve stamina and sports performance. Curl Up test measures muscular endurance.

Flexibility is a measure of our overall mobility and the ability to bend. It is the range of motion available in our joints and denes their degree of normal motion. Back Saver - Sit & Reach test measures flexibility.

Body Composition

Body Composition

Body composition is a measure of our overall health and fitness level and is measured by calculating

Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an estimate of the appropriateness of our weight in relation to our height.

Body Fat % is the proportion of fat weight compared to the fat-free weight of your body. A healthy body composition is one that includes a lower proportion of body fat and a higher proportion of fat-free mass.

Why Fitterfly Nutrition Assessment?

We believe that a well-balanced meal consisting of all the food groups in the right amount is essential. Thus through the FitterFly Nutrition Assessment Methodology, we help identify a child’s macronutrient and micronutrient consumption which are essential for their growth and development. Identification is based on our specialized FitterFly engine where nutritive value of the food is already calculated as per National Standards.

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Macro-nutrients & Micro-nutrients assessed at Fitterfly



The three basic macro-nutrients which give energy are - Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats. They are the most vital nutrients needed in larger amount compared to the others for optimum growth, metabolism, and for other body functions.


Happy Bones

Bones provide structure to our body defining our frame, protecting vital organs, help muscles to anchor themselves and act as a perfect store house for calcium.
Food sources from Calcium, Phosphorous and Vitamin D play key roles in maintaining healthy bones.


Healthy Tummy

What happens to the food we eat? The little sac like structure called stomach helps in digesting the food to ensure maximum benefits in terms of vital nutrients for growth and development. Digestion is a simple process to breakdown food particles that fuel the body with energy.
A good digestive system requires adequate water and fiber and its types in daily meals.


Smart Brain

The human brain undergoes rapid changes and development in the initial years of life with enhancement of social & cognitive skills, reflexes and emotional balances. This development is largely dependent on essential micronutrients such as Vitamin B12, zinc and folic acid. These nutrients start playing their part even before the birth of a child.


Secure Immunity

The natural ability of a child to fight infections defines the immune status of the child. The immune system strengthens right after birth beginning with nutritional immunity from breastfeeding. Healthy food habits in childhood can give the germ fighting power an extra boost. Iron and antioxidants like Vitamin A and Vitamin C from daily meals enhance the immune system to a great deal.


Healthy Heart

With just about the size of your own fist the heart labels itself as the most vital organ of the human body. A healthy lifestyle keeping a balance between healthy food and enough physical activity for children today can keep their heart healthy. The total amount fat, especially omega 3 fats, the sodium intake which accounts for the salt intake in daily foods and potassium to maintain a good balance are the essential keys in keeping our heart healthy.

Fitterfly Nutrition Assessment

  • 7 day food diary to be filled by parent or by the child in FitterFly app
  • Our first of its kind, scientifically developed nutrition engine that is a translation of years of experience of our child nutritionists that analyses micro and macro nutrients based on the recall given.
  • Suggested nutrition modification is associated with the RDA of a child based on age, gender, height, weight and dietary habits.
  • The report highlights the daily recommended allowances ensuring appropriate growth and development.
  • This is followed by a personalized diet plan for the child.

Electronic Reports & Recommendations for better fitness

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