Micronutrient Deficiency

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If a child looks healthy on the out­side that does not mean he is also healthy from inside. 

Micronu­tri­ent defi­cien­cy is com­mon among kids nowa­days. You must have observed, some kids don’t grow strong and they look weak even after their par­ents try­ing best to feed them with a healthy diet. 

This can be due to Micronu­tri­ent Defi­cien­cy.

What is Micronutrient Deficiency?

Micronu­tri­ent defi­cien­cy is the lack of essen­tial vit­a­mins and min­er­als which are required in small amounts by the body for prop­er growth and devel­op­ment.

Micronu­tri­ents include Vit­a­mins A, B, C, and D, Cal­ci­um, Folate, Iodine, Iron, Zinc.

In India between the age group of 6–23 months, Iron defi­cien­cy is the high­est. As we all know that for devel­op­ment of brain func­tion and immu­ni­ty Iron and Zinc play an impor­tant role.

By the time your child reach­es the age of 2, 90% of the brain is devel­oped.

Being a mom of a pre­ma­ture baby, I am very par­tic­u­lar about what my child is eat­ing and I ensure he gets all nutri­ents and min­er­als nec­es­sary for prop­er growth and devel­op­ment.


How to save our kids from Micronutrient Deficiency?

Micronutrient Deficiency

Every par­ent wants their kids to be healthy and hap­py. Hence it is vital to know which nour­ish­ments your child needs to help give them the most ide­al begin­ning in life.

In sim­ple terms:

  • Ensure that you give vit­a­mins and min­er­als in their dai­ly diet.
  • Fruits are loved by kids a lot like my lit­tle one does, so please give fruits dai­ly which are filled with micronu­tri­ents like grapes or orange.
  • Dairy prod­ucts like curd, paneer or dark green veg­eta­bles should be on their menu dai­ly.
  • A well-bal­anced diet is a key point­er for healthy and fit baby.

Pro­vid­ing vit­a­mins and min­er­als enriched food or for­ti­fied grains/food is essen­tial for over­all growth of an infant.

Eat­ing the cor­rect nour­ish­ment from the begin­ning is imper­a­tive as the food kids eat can provide the build­ing blocks for a sound body and brain. 

To shield the baby from infec­tions and ensure its prop­er brain devel­op­ment, make sure you give him/her prop­er diet



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18 Thoughts to “Micronutrient Deficiency- how to save kids from Micronutrient Deficiency”

  1. use­ful infor­ma­tion.….….

  2. Use­ful & quite infor­ma­tive post. Must be shared with all for more reach.

  3. Very infor­ma­tive and use­ful post…

  4. Very infor­ma­tive and must know facts about micronu­tri­ents and its caus­es of defi­cien­cy. Should know to all par­ents. Thanks for shar­ing this.

  5. Wow this looks like a great thing… I attend­ed a con­fer­ence few days back where they talked about first 1000 days of baby growth and pow­er of breast and pro­vid­ed with micro nutri­ents please find the link

  6. I try to give all nutri­ents, vit­a­mine and min­er­als to my son for his prop­er growth and development.This is a very impor­tant top­ic that you share with us.

  7. True micronu­tri­ent are must for our kids brain devel­op­ment do read my blog blogsikka.com on micronu­tri­ent

  8. Prepar­ing nutri­ents rich diet is not easy and mak­ing child to eat it is most dif­fi­cult task. Indeed we should take extra care

  9. You are so right about this . Our kid might have it while we dont know. Thanks or the sug­ges­tions

  10. That was a new term to me. Thanks for inform­ing! 🙂

  11. I com­plete­ly agree with you that it’s impor­tant to ensure that kids get all the micronu­tri­ents prop­er­ly. Being a mom even I have been wor­ried about the same. Your post is very help­ful.

  12. Abhinav Singh

    Very inter­est­ing blog. Often par­ents miss such vital infor­ma­tion.

  13. Thx for shar­ing this infor­ma­tive post.. must be very ben­e­fi­cial for we all.

  14. Joshita JJ

    This is a very use­ful and infor­ma­tive post. Par­ents should keep the­se points in mind

  15. Prop­er diet is def­i­nite­ly very impor­tant.… this is a great post for every mom

  16. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay

    Such an infor­ma­tive post. It helps us a lot. Thanks babe.

  17. Prop­er nutri­ents, min­er­als, vit­a­mins are impor­tant for a healthy growth in kids.. Such a help­ful post it is…

  18. roopali

    Very use­ful infor­ma­tion, all nutri­ents are must for us as well as kids

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