5 COMMON MYTHS THAT COULD AFFECT YOUR CHILD’S GROWTH. Dr. Shweta Rastogi,
Clinical Dietician, Author & Research Guide

Myth 1: There is little I can do to prevent my child from falling sick often.

Truth: Providing foods that boost your child’s immunity can prepare his body to fight infections or illnesses. Thus, by giving him the right nutrition, you help him build better immunity and reduce his sick days.

Myth 2: My child’s fussy eating is nothing to be concerned about.

Truth:Fussy eating can be an outcome of an underlying medical condition which may lead to nutritional deficiencies. Teaching children of ages up to 6 to eat right is important, as these are critical growth years.

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Myth 3: Growth monitoring is not important.

Truth: Growth monitoring can detect nutritional or other health problems that would otherwise go unnoticed, even if your child is not sick. Plotting height and weight on growth charts allows you to keep a track of your child's growth and development for at least up to 6 years.

Myth 4: All fats are unhealthy for my child.

Truth: Fats are a concentrated source of energy and are essential for a child’s growth particularly during the initial years. Essential fatty acids like Omega-3 & Omega-6 fatty acids are known to support brain development in children. However, excess consumption of fat through junk foods etc. can lead to obesity.

Myth 5: If I’m short, my child will be short too.

Truth: While genetics is a key influencer in determining the height of a child, nutrition also plays an important role. You can help your child achieve the right growth for his/her age with complete, balanced nutrition.

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HELP YOUR CHILD GROW RIGHT WITH THESE 4 STEPS:

Growth Monitoring:

The first 6 years are critical growth years for a child. Help your child grow right by tracking his/her growth regularly during this critical phase.

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Good Nutrition:

A balanced diet must contain carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre in the required amounts. Each of these nutrients has a vital role in the all-round growth and development of children.

Good Feeding Practices:

Good feeding practices like limiting meal times, encouraging independent feeding, systematic food introduction, tolerating age appropriate mess can help overcome your child’s eating difficulties and make mealtimes enjoyable.

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Nutritional Support:

Providing two servings of complete, balanced nutritional support daily along with nutritional counselling can help get your fussy child’s growth back on track.