Nutrition in the early stages of life for children
“ From the age of 1 year to at least 3 years “
Some studies indicate that the child’s growth rate decreases after the completion of a year, and this affects his ability to eat normally, as his appetite decreases by a large percentage during this period, and most of the time he refuses food, even some foods that he previously preferred, and in In some of these cases it is preferable to take a group of nutritional supplements that help the child to nourish for the completion of his healthy growth, and one of the most important elements that must be present in the group of nutritional supplements is the element “iron” and that only in the event that the child no longer takes any food sources In his day, then these supplements will greatly aid in healthy growth and nutrition .
Milk and its derivatives must also be consumed, as milk contains a very high percentage of the “calcium” element necessary to complete growth and build the body in general, but it is worth noting that the amount that the child consumes of natural milk is appropriate, and not the amount Large, as consuming a large amount of milk may cause a deficiency in the ” iron ” component and thus may cause some diseases sooner or later .
“ From the age of 3 years to 6 years“
At this age it is known that the child is very active, and at this time also the child can know and determine the appropriate amount of food for him according to his ability, or this is done through parents, where parents communicate with the pediatric nutritionist to determine for the child the appropriate quantities of food for him Daily .
And at this age; The child’s meal must contain the necessary nutrients that the child needs in his daily diet. Here are some foods that contain the most important nutrients that the child needs in his daily system, and they are :-
” eggs “
Fish of all kinds
( Legumes ” such as ( lentils, beans, chickpeas “
“Vegetables” such as (spinach, green peas, salad, beans, pepper of all colors, and other vegetables )
Milk and its derivatives ” such as ( cheese, yogurt, curdled milk ).”
” Whole grains ” such as ( flaxseeds, quinoa seeds, and oats ).
” All kinds of fruits ” such as (apples in its colors, bananas, oranges, guavas, strawberries, mangoes, grapes with its colors, pomegranates, pears ).
Healthy unsaturated fats ” such as ( nuts, avocados, peanut butter ) “
All these foods are allowed for children from ” 3 years to 6 years “
“ From the age of 6 to 10 years “
Especially at this age; The child becomes able to eat his meals in larger quantities, but he must also include in those meals the necessary elements that we mentioned, to form a healthy, integrated meal.