In this article, we want to touch a subject dear to many mothers by providing sound advice on nutrition of children and some guidance on what should never miss in their food.

The feeding in children is an important factor that parents need to keep in mind from the very first years of life, as the right amount of vitamins, proteins, sugars and carbohydrates and the right variation of foods that the child is required to take will the difference in adulthood about the physical and bone development and about the installation of healthy habits without eating disorders.

You need to give your child the right amount of foods, especially based on age but also on the daily activities performed and based on its weight.

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We see the general nutritional requirements considering the age group ranging from first months of life to 12 years and the relative weight…

1 month

2-3 months

6 months-3 years

4-6 years

7-12 years *

115 Kcal / kg

100 Kcal / kg

96 Kcal / kg

90-80 Kcal / kg

80-60 Kcal / kg

* From 11 years on, it is necessary to distinguish between males and females, remembering that males can reach a daily requirement of 2600 calories, while females of 2500 calories.

What you must not miss in children?

The family is the most influencing factor in the child’s eating habits, so that the latter learn to feed themselves adequately from the outset; a varied and balanced diet is characterized by the contribution of at least 5 daily servings of fruits and vegetables (in season of course), 3-4 servings of starchy foods (pasta and bread that should occasionally be accompanied by whole grain products), 2- 3 servings of dairy products, a portion of meat, fish, eggs, legumes.

They are not to be underestimated common food mistakes that could harm the health of the child if committed frequently: we talk about excessive calorie intake than the daily requirement, monotonous diet (characterized by poor variety of food and the creative repetitive ingredients), unregulated consumption of high-calorie snacks and sugary drinks, lack of breakfast intake.

Do not forget that close to a healthy diet must have a regular physical activity, which will speed up the metabolism of the child and to develop in a healthy and strong so all parts of the body.

You may also like to read another article on CarolineJoyBlog: Asserting the importance of play for our children!

Vitamins and their benefits

A diet rich in vitamins definitely favors the right energy better support the energy needs of the child and brings several benefits.

B group vitamins are important for the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins as well as for the normal functioning of the nervous system and the liver. Their deficiency can lead to dryness and roughness of the skin, lack of appetite, fatigue, insomnia, constipation and acne.

Vitamin C increases the activity of lymphocytes, cells in the blood that play a leading role in the responses of the immune system; also it helps to protect cells from the toxic effects of free radicals.

Vitamin D is essential for the intestinal absorption of calcium content in different foods (vegetables, fruits, fish, milk …): a deficiency of vitamin D can prevent proper bone development in the developmental stage.

Why take the royal jelly?

The royal jelly is a substance produced by the salivary glands of bees and is rich in B vitamins, choline, acetylcholine, enzymes, nucleotides adelinilici, minerals and trace elements. It is also sold as a nutritious and beneficial variant of the honey.

Its healthy properties are characterized by its anti-inflammatory functions that act against arthritis and high cholesterol. It is also very useful in cases of stress, fatigue and has anti-tumor properties.
Food and supplements made from royal jelly can bring greater benefits especially in cases of serious deficiencies and significant eating disorders.