HEALTHY EATING TO BOOST KIDS' IMMUNITY
Mother, Baby & Child|September 2021
As children go back to school after a year of distance learning, health and nutrition needs to be a top priority in order to help them thrive, says Dr. Dana Al Hamwi, Clinical Dietician, India Gate KRBL Ltd.
Dr. Dana Al Hamwi
As parents, our children rely on us to instill healthy eating choices, so that it becomes a lifestyle habit that they see as normal as they grow. Children naturally love helping in the kitchen from the youngest age, so involving children in preparing meals makes them learn about colourful, tasty ingredients and helps them to make good eating choices.

Nutrition and an active lifestyle are so important, as they make the body stronger and strengthen the immune system to help them fight diseases. Since children spend a large chunk of time concentrating and active in school, it follows that their bodies require the right nutrients to provide the high energy levels they need to keep them active, healthy, focussed and strong. A healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as protein will go a long way to boosting their performance at school.

Here, Dr. Dana Al Hamwi, Clinical Dietician at India Gate KRBL, shares her dietary tips to strengthen and build children’s healthy eating habits.

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