Good health for children and adolescents is a sensitive matter that requires great consideration and proper measures should be taken for it to be enhanced.
When bringing up a child, parents should be equipped with great knowledge on how to promote and maintain good health for their young ones.
A child with good health will enjoy the benefit of being immune to diseases,having the energy to perform manual work and will have the ability to acquire useful skills in life both physical and intellectual.
Good health therefore should be promoted through the diet the child is subject to, proper parental care and ensuring the child gets proper medical attention.
To start with, balanced diet is a paramount key in promoting the health of a child and enhancing his or her well being.A balanced died should be rich in proteins,carbohydrates,vitamins and minerals.
The child requires a lot of energy when growing up and right from the very beginning when the mother breastfeeds the baby, the baby acquires nutrients sufficient for growth.As the child grows older, breast milk is not sufficient enough to provide the child with adequate energy required for growth. Therefore, it is from that point where the baby stops breastfeeding that the baby is fed with light diet with much nutrients to promote growth. After a while when the baby’s stomach is able to digest more complex nutrients apart from breast milk, the mother the supplements the breast milk with light meals like sieved fruits for the child to consume.
The child adapts with time and after stopping the breastfeeding, the child then is entitled to enjoying a balanced diet like a grown up human being.
Starch is important in providing the child with energy as the child is very active right from the very initial stages of development and requires enough amount of energy to sustain the normal metabolism in the body. Proteins on the other hand are essential in body building and a child is entitled to at least getting small portion of proteins in every meal.
The proteins should be given in the right fractions as prescribed by a medical practitioner during maternal care. for example feeding a baby with more than two eggs occasionally can have a negative effect on the child’s health since the eggs have large contents of energy.Minerals and vitamins are also very essential for bone development and promoting good digestion.
A child requires more attention when they are on the adolescent stage. In addition to good health, a child requires more parental care and guidance in this stage of development.it is during this phase that a child starts developing changes especially on the sexual organs as they develop to an extent they can function like those of an adult.
Children therefore requires good advice on how to cope and handle with this changes.Good health require the well being of a child physically,emotionally and spiritually. during the adolescence stages a child also requires to be treated in a manner that will enable the maintenance of good emotions.
An example a child requires to be loved and feel appreciated by both family and friends. good emotions act as great boosters in maintaining the health of a child.The children should also have a good spiritual live where they are taught about the Divine and are subject to a certain belief systems.