2019, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part B
Effects of good nutrition on children's behavior
AUTHOR(S): Kum. Chennamma D Chilamur
Good nutrition throughout life is essential to good health. Eating a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, some cancers, obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and tooth decay. Poor diet and nutrition is a major cause of ill-health and premature death in Scotland. After smoking, poor eating habits are the second major cause of poor health and chronic disease in Scotland. The two leading causes of death in Scotland are cancer and coronary heart disease (CHD). Having a healthy diet, alongside being physically active, is one of the most important ways of reducing the risk of many types of cancer. Increasing consumption of fruit and vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. The influence of diet and nutrition on health and wellbeing begins pre-conception, with maternal diet being found to play a role in health in later life. In childhood and young adulthood, healthy eating is vital to brain and body development and the formation of eating habits in early years is important. There are growing concerns about poor nutrition and diet among children and young people, including increased consumption of foods high in saturated fats, added sugar, NMES (non-milk extrinsic sugar) and salt. An associated issue is the rising level of overweight and obesity among children and later as adults.
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Kum. Chennamma D Chilamur. Effects of good nutrition on children's behavior. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(2):94-96.