Dietary intake for children

BANGALORE: In order to spread awareness on dietary requirements for children, an informative workshop was held in Bangalore recently. The primary objective of this initiative was to spre

Published: 09th April 2012 07:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:24 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: In order to spread awareness on dietary requirements for children, an informative workshop was held in Bangalore recently.

The primary objective of this initiative was to spread awareness among mothers about nutritional requirements.

The workshop titled Mission Nutrition was organised by Cadbury Bournvita.

As a part of this initiative Dr Aditi Govitrikar, a celebrity mother, interacted with the audience and answered their queries on child nutrition.

Stressing on the importance of balanced diet, Sindhu Divakar, MSc Food and Nutrition said, “We have observed that children are fed milk everyday as it is believed that the calcium in it, aids muscle and bone growth.

What they are not aware of is that adequate Vitamin D is required for the body to absorb calcium from milk.

Vitamin D deficiency can also result in weak bones, tooth cavities and poor concentration levels.” Aditi Govitrikar, actress, doctor and a mother of two, shed some light on how a fast paced urban lifestyle and poor dietary intakes can cause health concerns.

She also shared a few anecdotes and tips from her personal life.

The initiative has also launched a helpline number 1800 22 8530 from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays, where mothers can call and get their queries answered on children nutrition.

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