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How to control excess weight in children

Huda Shaikh
3 to 7 years

Created by Huda Shaikh
Updated on Sep 15, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

Weight gain is a double edged sword and it can mean different things to different people. For most parents, the concerns arise out of low weight gain in children, and for some the concern turns into a serious challenge where the child may be overweight. The best part of addressing both issues is the right choice of diet and a balanced nutrition and avoiding foods that have zero nutritional value and which are also detrimental to health. In this video, Nutritionist, Huda Sheikh shares some effective tips to keep a child's weight in check while ensuring complete nutrition.

For children who are overweight, she advises a high protein intake in vegetarian or non-vegetarian forms such as lean meat, nuts and seeds, dairy and dairy products. However Huda cautions about making all these dietary changes at once and introducing these foods one at a time. She also emphasizes on avoiding all forms of processed food, food that contains refined flour and excess sugar or salt levels like chips, biscuits, candies and chocolates. Try giving them snacks that are homemade and fresh. At the same time, do allow them to indulge in outside treats once in a while and in moderation

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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