How should children’s nutrition be during the school period?

The 2023-2024 academic year throughout the dormitory will start with the first class bell ringing on Monday. Expert Dietician Kübra Tekaymade warnings and suggestions to families regarding child health.

Drawing attention to the importance of physical and mental development in children who are just starting school, Tekay said, “Nutrition is extremely important for children who are just starting school, especially children in the 6-12 age group, in terms of preventing chronic diseases that may occur in the future and providing them with healthy, adequate and balanced nutrition. There are some rules to ensure that children’s resistance does not decrease, their mental and cognitive as well as physical performances increase, and their immunity does not decrease.The first of these is to ensure that children’s development and growth continue, the second is to ensure that children taste every food by providing nutritional diversity, the third is to provide children with normal and balanced nutrition habits and “Finally, to increase their physical, physical and mental performance both at school and in daily life. For this, we recommend that children have a solid and balanced breakfast,” he said.


Emphasizing the positive and negative effects of fruit consumption on children, Dietician Tekay said, “Some children may refuse to eat fruit directly. In this case, the thing to do is not to alienate them from the fruit, but to make the fruit homemade in the form of fruit juice and give it to them in moderate amounts. We want the fruit to be given in moderate amounts. Because in a glass of fruit juice, they get one click more fruit than they should consume daily. This, unfortunately, can lead to obesity when consumed too much. Packaged products should be avoided, children’s water consumption is also important. Drinkers left next to the lunch boxes, which may attract their attention “It can also encourage children to drink water. I wish success to all children who have just started school and wish them healthy days with their families,” he said.

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