Constipation in children - causes, treatment and right diet for prevention

  • By Fitterfly - Team Nutrition

Constipation is one ofthe most common battles between every parent, child and pediatrician. With multiple hidden causes, it is indeed a challenge to understand and address on a daily basis. With the early morning chores, clearing bowels tops the priority in every home. Broadly constipation can be defined as inability to empty bowels over 3 consecutive days. A feeling of bloating, stomach pain, irritability, hard stools, may put th... Read more

  • By Fitterfly - Team Nutrition

Go Nuts With Groundnuts

  • By Disha Bagadia

Groundnuts or peanuts belong to legume group which grow under the ground. Groundnuts are nutritionally rich and have important role to play in growing children. Here's a quick run-down on all the goodness that Mother Nature packs into every single one of groundnut.   Energy dense: Groundnuts are rich in energy. 100 grams of groundnuts have 570 kcals. For growing kids, they play important role as small quantity provides them with... Read more

  • By Disha Bagadia

ORANGE

  • By Sonali Sawant

A hybrid between pomelo (Citrus maxima) and mandarin (Citrus reticulate) orange is citrus species fruit, with pH ranging from 2.9 to 4. The ratio of sugar and acids decides the sweetness or sourness of the orange. The name orange is derived from a Sanskrit word "naranga" of the Dravidian origin. There are many species of oranges and distinguished based on the country where it is grown.  The volatile organic compounds like aldehyd... Read more

  • By Sonali Sawant

Reading nutrition labels on packed foods- A smart puzzle to healthy life

  • By Priya Karkera

Playing games is the favorite pass time for all kids especially for young children when introduced to the world of games. Reading nutrition labels for children is one such puzzle that not only can intrigue a child to take interest in, but can help parents inculcate the sense of right and wrong foods into their young ones, surely at a very young age. What are nutrition labels? Nutrition labels are small printed tabular charts se... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Foods to fight the heat: keep your kids cool this summer

  • By Priya Karkera

Its Summer time folks… Along with the enchanting sights and sounds that summertime brings, comes the season of flowers and fruits. The perennial plants grow and flowers bloom beautifully during these months. Summer is thus also called the fruiting season. Many vines, shrubs, trees and flowering plants produce fleshy fruit and vegetables. A wide range of fresh seasonal produce is locally available in the markets and we must take adv... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and its role in children’s diet

  • By Priya Karkera

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are the daily dietary intake level of a nutrient considered adequate by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine to meet the requirements of 97.5% of healthy people in each age-stage and sex-group.Since it is age and gender specific, RDA is different for infants, children, pregnant and lactating women and adults. RDA takes in to account individual variation in nutrient need a... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Importance Of Maintaining A Food Diary For Children

  • By Priya Karkera

What is a Food Diary? A food diary is a detailed daily record of the food and beverages one consumes over a certain period, typically kept as a means of tracking calorie consumption or identifying habitual eating patterns. Why should you maintain a food diary for your child? Maintaining a daily food diary throws light on the foods consumed over a period of a day, week or month and helps parents in understanding their child’s... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

How Much Water To Give To Children Everyday

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

When a child returns home from school with a bottle of water which is still full to the brim, it makes a parent worry about the fluid intake of her child. Many studies show that children between the age of 9-12years do not consume enough water as per their daily needs. The average water intake seen amongst 13-18years aged kids is only about 50% of what is ideally recommended. This is an alarming situation as this can affect the h... Read more

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

Food allergies in children- an overview

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

Be it a rash, itchy skin, or simply redness on your munchkins body parts; there goes a series of self diagnosis. Could it be an insect bite, could it be reaction to the soap, could it be a rash due to clothes, or may be sweat, or a FOOD ALLERGY??? Food allergies and food intolerances are often confused concepts and probably this article will sort out the misconceptions. Understanding food allergies and food intolerances in chil... Read more

  • By Dr. Arbinder Singal

How To Make Healthy School Tiffins For Children

  • By Priya Karkera

Have you ever realised where the word “Tiifin” originates from? It is derived from English colloquial or slang tiffing meaning to take a little drink, which in the rule of British India over the decades became naturalised among Anglo-Indians to mean luncheon. Hence, Tiffin came gradually to denote a light midday meal. The word “Tiffin” brings about a range of emotions in mothers as they strive to make child’s snack box the healt... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Foods To Improve Haemoglobin Levels In Children

  • By Priya Karkera

Doctor! Can u tell me how do I improve my child’s haemoglobin?? Well, Pediatricians hear this question way too frequently in their clinics. Our pediatric nutritionist team at Fitterfly intends to help you unfold the fact files towards boosting your child’s haemoglobin levels just by going the natural way with easy food tips. Haemoglobin is the pigment that gives blood its colour. If the blood cells are removed, then the resulti... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Increase Your Child’s Appetite Naturally With Powerful Kitchen Foods

  • By Priya Karkera

“Mom I am not hungry” is the most common response of a child when asked to have meals. Children have a physical need for food considering the rapid years of growth and development. But when the instinct to have food is missing, it hits an alarm to parents that a measure must be taken to avoid this situation arising daily at home. What causes poor appetite in children? Child appetite is function of many influences. The most comm... Read more

  • By Priya Karkera

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the day

  • By Dr. Vandana Jain

Breakfast – meaning “Breaking the Fast”. After twelve hours of overnight fast, the first and the most important meal of the day is our breakfast. Grandmothers often emphasized on consuming a heavy breakfast before the start of our day, but do we really follow it? Our traditional Indian cuisine consists of a variety of nutrient dense breakfast recipes; however, in the recent urban life we are always in a rush to catch with our wor... Read more

  • By Dr. Vandana Jain

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