Important Nutritional Considerations in Different Stages of Life
To develop their optimal potential it is vital that children are provided with nutritionally sound diet. Diet and exercise pattern during childhood and adolescence may spell the difference between health and risk of disease in later years. Different stages of life cycle dictates different nutrients needs.
Important nutritional considerations in first stage of life:
In first 12 months of life a baby will triple its weight and increase its length 50 %. These gain in weight and height are the primary indices of nutritional status and their accurate measure at regular intervals are compared with standard growth charts. These measurements are important tools for monitoring a child’s progress particularly during the first 6 to 12 months of life. Read more