Children still need lots of fat to support growth. “Therefore, there should be a low-fat diet,” says nutritionist, Dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono, Sp.GK. Still, does not mean that parents give children free of saturated fat, no limit. Choose good fats for children, which is monounsaturated fat and doubles. For example, removing the skin from chicken meat given to the child.
For optimal child development, parents must provide appropriate nutritional needs of children. So how do we know that the nutritional needs and the kids are alright? “Easily, this could be seen by the weight. Nutrition is enough for the body weight once installed. Excess weight and increase the amount of food continues to indicate excessive. The body is too thin to half the amount of food still missing, “she said.
Lately, a few children who just want to eat instant noodle. What about the nutritional needs? “If the noodles only, children only eat carbohydrates. Menu should be a healthy food source of protein and vegetable dishes. Try to eat the noodles with eggs and vegetables. Daily should consist of 60 percent carbohydrates, 15-20 percent of dietary protein, and oil 30 percent, “she said.
Wheat flour noodles, the process of wheat or simple carbohydrates that are less good for health benefits. “People who try to live a healthier choose complex carbohydrates such as wheat or rice,” said Dr. Fiastuti.