Preeti Naik

Bsc Food Science and Quality Control, Msc in Dietetics and Food Service Management

Preeti is Consultant Dietitian with FitterFly specializing with a Masters Degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management. She has been a part of the Mumbai Maternal Nutrition project performing nutritional data analysis along with meal planning and counseling and recipe development. Preeti also holds expertise in the field of teaching food science and nutrition to students at the graduation level. Her creative writing skills enhances her expertise as a pediatric nutrition blogger.

Gulkand-A Sweet Summer Cooler!

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‘Gulkand’- as the name suggests is Rose Petal Jam or Rose Petal Preserve and is one of an ancient delicious preparation which has been used for ages for maintaining good health. The literal meaning of Gulkand is ‘Gul ‘which means ‘Rose‘ and ‘Kand’ which means ‘Sweet’. It is a sweet preserve of rose petals made from fresh rose petals and sugar. It is also known as one of the best medicines in Ayurveda for the plethora of benefits t... Read more

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The Majestic Mango- Health benefits of Mango for your child this summer

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Summer season approaches, bringing one of the loveliest fruit in our lives. In fact, this season is being anxiously awaited for consuming the King of the fruits - Mango. It is one of the yummiest fruits around, perfect for these scorching summers. Mangoes belong to the genus Mangifera (Mangifera indica) in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae. One can find many varieties of mango fruit which vary in size, shape, flavor and tex... Read more

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Top 3 Quick Nutritious Breakfast Options for Your Child !

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A kick-start to your child’s marvelous day can happen only with them munching on a nutritious and a wholesome Breakfast! Breakfast is the first thing that your child eats to begin their day with and it is something that keeps their day active, hence this needs to be balanced with adequate amount of nutrients going into their bodies and should be planned keeping in mind the requirements of your kid.  Most of the children demand a ... Read more

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FitterFly Tricks of getting kids to eat their greens….

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Are you dealing with a finicky eater on hands who hates vegetables or do you keep wondering how to get them eat those lovely greens?? These are list of inherent questions prevailing in a parent’s mind forever. To top it, a kid’s affinity for food is never constant and consuming veggies is rarely a part of that affinity :) If you are a parent whose battling with a choosy eater who avoids veggies especially, don't worry.. there are... Read more

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Tips & Tricks To Keep Your Child Physically Active this 2018!

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Kids these days have their schedule packed and are busy with school, classes and all sorts of activities, which makes it difficult for them to be physically active each day. They generally don’t get a chance to run around in the house due to restricted space.  A park or a garden is a wonderful opportunity, but sometimes due to busy lifestyle or limited access it becomes difficult for us to take children to such places often. The d... Read more

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Phosphorus rich recipes- Perk those levels up!

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Phosphorus is a must have nutrient which along with calcium is the key building block for providing structure and strength to the bones. Though phosphorus is found in a wide variety of foods, chances are your child isn’t eating enough of phosphorus. So how do you fit this in?? FitterFly presents to you phosphorus loaded recipes designed by our child nutritionists to uplift the much needed phosphorus in your child’s body!! Paneer ... Read more

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Power Mineral Phosphorus - Is your child meeting the needs?

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                                                              Phosphorus is another major mineral in the body, and its importance is just right next to calcium. This particular mineral has both structural as well as functional roles and hence becomes a vital element in your child’s diet. Most of the phosphorus is a part of the bones however, it also is an important part of the cell membranes. Our child nutrition experts  in Mumbai ... Read more

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Phosphorus rich foods for your child - Know the Best 12!

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                                            The second most vital element after calcium responsible for maintaining bone health is Phosphorus. It is an essential part of our child’s diet, since most of the growth and development that takes place starts from a young age and requires proper proportion of all nutrients. When your child’s diet contains enough calcium and protein, they are likely to have sufficient phosphorus. That’s b... Read more

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Top 5 reasons to ensure breakfast is a must for your child !!

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                                           Breakfast is ‘THE AWESOME’ way to offer body the refueling it needs. Mornings generally are quite hectic for any family and during this time getting kids to eat something can definitely turn out to be a challenge for the parents. However, this kind of challenge is worth accepting for a simple fact that this will lead to your child accruing bundle of health benefits. Reasons for non consump... Read more

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Top 10 Calcium Rich Foods For Your Child's Bones

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                                                        There is clear awareness amongst people that every child needs calcium for healthy and strong bones. The advantages of calcium, however goes beyond that. This mineral helps in healthy functioning of your nerve system, is required for blood clotting, regulates contraction of heart muscles and has much more to contribute in terms of its positive effects. Calcium, thus is the most... Read more

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Go Bananas Kids..

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Banana- An all time favorite fruit eaten by millions of people of every age group all across the globe. This energy filled fruit can be eaten as whole; sliced to make fruit salad or works as a great addition in breakfast cereals or smoothies. Apart from being nutritious, it is easily digestible and popular especially for its aroma, texture, easy to peel and eat qualities. Our FitterFly team of Pediatric Nutritionists have summari... Read more

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Calcium Basics - What Every Parent should know!

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A prime concern in every parent’s mind is whether my child is getting all the nutrients in the required amount- CALCIUM being in the top priority list. Calcium is one such nutrient which children can’t simply afford to skip at any age. Why do we actually worry so much about calcium? Scroll down to find answers to your queries and to know all about calcium from our child nutritionists at FitterFly…. Why is Calcium a must have in eve... Read more

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FitterFly’s Recipe Treasure - Healthy Soups

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SOUPS- a quick, hot and a tasty meal that offers plethora of nutritional benefits. Soups definitely can be the best part of the meal if cooked appropriately with healthy ingredients. The most amazing part about soups is, it can fit in any part of your daily regime be it- breakfast or lunch or dinner and are wonderful to have all year around. Also a value addition to the meal, when you add veggies to them. An extremely tasty way to c... Read more

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MIND WHAT YOUR KIDS EAT - A conscious effort to avoid Mindless Eating!

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Mindless eating simply means you’re not consciously involved in choosing your own food. Sometimes kids demand to eat their favorite food just because they are watching television or they feel hungry especially during exams. The reasons and situations for mindless eating in children could be unending but the implications of such type of eating could be adverse in the long run. Children are pretty susceptible to this type of thoughtle... Read more

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Healthy Street Foods….The Art of Choosing Wisely!!

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Street foods are ready to eat foods and beverages prepared and sold by the local hawkers from market stalls in public places. These foods are popular due to less wait time, cheaper cost and are the tastiest options available at every nook and corner of the road. The list of street foods is enormous and children are lured by their sumptuous taste. However,  most street foods are unhealthy considering their high calorie content, the... Read more

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Choosing Cereal Variety-The Key to Good Health

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Cereals have been the most important component of a balanced diet for thousands of years.  Children are fond of cereals and their consumption keeps them filled for a long time.  However, people tend to use similar type of cereals in their children’s diet on a daily basis either  being  ●unaware of the variety of cereals available or   ●being unacquainted about their health benefits... Read more

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Disclaimer: All information here, including text, images, tables, videos and any other content is for your knowledge only and we do not guarantee any specific result by following these recommendations as it may vary from person to person. The information is not a substitute for qualified medical advice from a doctor or other medical health expert.