In this age of fast foods and smart marketing, more and more children are falling prey to exotic meals, while they continue to turn up their nose at home cooked traditional foods. Thus, the rise of childhood obesity has become a worldwide concern and the International Association of the Study of Obesity (IASO) and International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) has estimated that 200 million school children worldwide, are either overweight or obese!

Gorging On Fatty/Sugar Dense Foods

It has increasingly become a serious task for mothers and caregivers to figure out recipes that their children would happily eat, without any fuss. But this seems like a distant dream. Leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, wholegrains and pulses are out of the list which is instead replaced with cheese, butter, refined flour, burgers, pizzas, hotdogs, fries etc.

Today, children and adults alike, are more inclined to gorge on fatty/sugar dense foods because we have allowed Westernization to fabricate our food culture. But while change is important, it is also extremely essential for children to consume foods from all food groups to avail of a wide variety of nutrients.

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