That parents worry about their kids’ food is understandable. On average, healthy children will increase in weight 2 to 3 kilogrammes and in height 2 to 5 centimetres per year. Among factors affecting growth, nutrition is paramount. And because physical activity likewise is of highest concern, food energy plays a similarly key part in children’s physical development.
Here are three important nutritional factors of food for kids:
Energy: Physical activity is essential for children to grow and maintain a healthy body and to minimise illness. Food energy is activity’s fuel. In addition to fresh fruit for natural sugars and quality meats for healthy fats, good sources of food energy include rice, cereals and breads, and fresh vegetables.
Protein: Proteins are integral to a child’s muscle and bone development. Meat and fish are excellent protein sources, especially those that are easy to digest and that contain DHA fatty acids, which aid in brain development and red blood cell maintenance. Examples here include liver and pork. Children likewise benefit from a diet providing diverse protein types, for instance proteins eggs, seafood, nuts, dried seeds and tofu.
Vitamins: Important for growing bodies and particularly among children entering adolescence, vitamins affect several growth aspects including bone, muscle and organs processes. For example, vitamins are important for brain development in terms of memory and other cognitive abilities. Foods providing key vitamins include seafood and fish such as tuna and salmon, while eggs also provide the vitamins needed for children to grow and stay healthy.
When parents organise a kids’ party at Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, nutritious food for kids is one thing they don’t have to worry about. They appreciate our healthy menus created by the hotel’s professional, on-site banqueting service. And kids love our fun and tasty food choices too. If you’re planning a party for the little ones, let our team help you create an amazing theme with great decoration, arrange exciting activities and more. Our convenient location adjacent BTS SkyTrain also ensures convenience.
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