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  • Raising a healthy child is not only about making sure that child eats sufficient food. It is more important to make sure that your child is eating healthy and eating right.
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    Raising a healthy child is not only about making sure that child eats sufficient food. It is more important to make sure that your child is eating healthy and eating right.

  • Pay attention to your child's nutrition needs from the very beginning and make it a habit that your child eats different types of foods. Do not make him a fussy eater.
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    Pay attention to your child's nutrition needs from the very beginning and make it a habit that your child eats different types of foods. Do not make him a fussy eater.

  • Give at least 3-4 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables to your child. Avoid giving junk food to him. An occasional burger or pizza won't harm but make sure they don't become your child's favourites.
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    Give at least 3-4 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables to your child. Avoid giving junk food to him. An occasional burger or pizza won't harm but make sure they don't become your child's favourites.

  • Just keep a watch that your child has complete nutrition throughout the day so that his needs for growing are met. You may also consult a pediatrician to know how much nutrition your child needs and from what sources as per his age, height, weight, health status etc.
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    Just keep a watch that your child has complete nutrition throughout the day so that his needs for growing are met. You may also consult a pediatrician to know how much nutrition your child needs and from what sources as per his age, height, weight, health status etc.

  • Make sure your child eats the lunch you give him in school. If he doesn't, give him healthy food in attractive manner. For example, make a vegetable sandwich or chapatti role filled with vegetables.
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    Make sure your child eats the lunch you give him in school. If he doesn't, give him healthy food in attractive manner. For example, make a vegetable sandwich or chapatti role filled with vegetables.

  • Make sure your child engages in some kind of physical activity like dance, sport, etc. Nowadays there are yoga classes for children as well. The best way, however, would be to engage your child in any kind of sport in which he is interested in. This will help him workout properly, feel fit and energetic.
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    Make sure your child engages in some kind of physical activity like dance, sport, etc. Nowadays there are yoga classes for children as well. The best way, however, would be to engage your child in any kind of sport in which he is interested in. This will help him workout properly, feel fit and energetic.

  • Proper rest is important for the healthy growth of your child. Make him go early to bed so that he can get up early in the morning.
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    Proper rest is important for the healthy growth of your child. Make him go early to bed so that he can get up early in the morning.

  • If your child gets too tired after returning from school, make him take a short nap, which will make him feel fresh and relaxed.
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    If your child gets too tired after returning from school, make him take a short nap, which will make him feel fresh and relaxed.

  • To ensure that your child sleeps on time, stop watching television late in the night. Make sure he sleeps well and for at least 8 hours at night.
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    To ensure that your child sleeps on time, stop watching television late in the night. Make sure he sleeps well and for at least 8 hours at night.

  • Make your child understand the importance of nutrition and exercise in life. Introduce healthy and snacks, support activities with friends and add variety to the life of your child so that he does not feel monotonous.
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    Make your child understand the importance of nutrition and exercise in life. Introduce healthy and snacks, support activities with friends and add variety to the life of your child so that he does not feel monotonous.

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