Nutrition Food for Indian Kids

We all want our child to be healthy and fit and for this he needs to eat the right kind of food, or to say Healthy Food. As good parents we all are always after them to eat nutritious food. But the children are generally very fussy about the food. They prefer eating ice creams or chocolates to eating fruits and vegetables. It is the duty of the parents to take care of the Child Nutrition and see to it that he eats the right kind of food. It’s not necessary that whatever you prepare for the child is acceptable to him. To top that, it’s quite a tedious job to keep on searching all about the Nutrition Food for your kid. Even if you find some, it should be palatable to him.

Eating habits of most of the children are changed now. They love eating fast food which is very unhealthy. This food may be tasty but totally lack vitamins and minerals. Rural India is economically backwards and so the children there lack nutrition in the food they eat. But the condition is not very good in urban India too. Here also children are not taking Healthy Food. Traditional Indian meal with dal, chapatti or rice, fruits and vegetables, salad and curd is a complete meal in itself. It is a properly balanced diet and a child should eat this kind of food to get the complete nutrition in his diet.

The first item that has to be made a compulsory part in your kid’s diet is – milk. Cow’s milk is the best and complete food for your child. Also, the kid should have lots and lots of fruits and vegetables in his diet, may it be in any form. But, of course, eating raw fruits and vegetables as fruit salad and salad is the best. But you should make sure that the Healthy Food that your kid eats is not restricted to just one single food item. He should eat a variety of food. The kid should also cut on sweets. Sweets are the most favorite item amongst the children and they simply love to eat candies and ice-creams. But he should understand that all these sugary items will not be sweet on his teeth and gums as also his body in long run. If he craves for sweet, give him baked apples or pears as desert. Always keep chopped fruits and veggies in refrigerator for mid meal snacking.

One more bad eating habit of today’s kids is to drink too much of cold drinks. This also is harmful for the body. You should encourage him to include more and more of fresh fruit juices (without preservatives) and lots of water. But if the child is adamant on eating unhealthy, what can be done on our part? We can just try to plan a balanced diet for the kid and also add on some supplements. We can also try to include pre biotic and pro biotic Nutrition Food to his diet chart.

Nutrition Food Labels – How to Read and Understand the Facts

Every food item you buy must list the nutritional food facts somewhere on its label. The trouble is, most of us have no idea how to read them. Sure, the label may say the food we’ve chosen has 10g of sodium, but what does that really mean? Let’s take a look at some common nutrition food facts to find out.

Nutrition food labels clearly outline the nutrients found in foods using grams (g) or milligrams (mg). Milligrams are very small. As a matter of fact, you could fit 1,000 milligrams in a single gram.

In addition to listing the grams of nutrients found in the foods we eat, nutritional fact labels also give the daily percentage of that nutrient a single serving of that food includes. Keep in mind that these percentages are based on a 2,000 calorie a day diet, so if you are eating less than that the percentages would actually be higher.

Now, let’s take a closer look at individual nutrition facts listed on most food labels:

Serving Size:
Serving size is the amount of food being detailed within the nutrition label. It is very important to always check the serving size since one package or container may contain several serving sizes, so if you eat the entire thing the nutritional facts need to be multiplied accordingly.

Calories and Calories From Fat:
The number of calories in a single tells you the amount of energy that is found in that particular food. While the number of calories is important, the calories from fat is even more important since they will be harder for your body to burn.

Percent Daily Value:
A daily allowance is the percentage of food/nutrient you should consumer in a day. So, if you eat a food with 445% of your daily allowance of sodium, you must be careful not eat more items with high sodium content for the rest of the day. Staying within these limits ensures that you are getting just the right amount of each nutrient every day ofr optimal health.

Total Fat:
Everyone needs to eat a certain amount of fat to remain healthy and strong – but eat too much and you’ll become sluggish, depressed and unhealthy. Food labels list several different kinds of fat for better regulation: saturated, unsaturated, and trans fat.

Cholesterol and Sodium:
Cholesterol and sodium (salt) are usually measured in milligrams and are featured on food labels for those people who must restrict their intake of these nutrients.

Total Carbohydrate:
You need carbohydrates for energy. But too many can make you fat and cause other health concerns. Carbohydrate levels are usually broken down into grams of sugar and grams of dietary fiber on most food labels.

Protein:
Protein helps the human body build and repair essential parts of the body, such as muscles, blood, and organs. It is usually measured in grams.

Vitamin A and Vitamin C:
These list the amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, with each amount given as a percent daily value.

Calcium and Iron:
Calcium and iron are essential for a healthy body. These minerals are usually listed as daily percentages per serving.

Now that you can understand your food labels better, start checking out what you’re eating and how much of a good thing (or not so good thing) you’re getting with each meal and snack.

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition

OMICS International is conducting its 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Nutrition at Chicago, USA from October 26-28, 2015. International Nutrition Conference-2015 intends to provide health practitioners an understanding of the central role of nutrition in health and healing. Nutrition-2015 is aimed to provide a distinguished opportunity to the professionals in the field of nutrition to discuss latest advancements and challenges in the field. The Nutrition Conference is designed to provide an exclusive platform for clinical nutritionists, registered dieticians, and other health-care professionals, researchers and students working in the field to deliberate, exchange views and their experiences in front of a large international audience. The Nutritional conference welcomes Presidents, CEO’s, Delegates and industrial executives from nutritional and healthcare sectors to participate in the interactive scientific-sessions, B2B meetings and panel discussions. The companies dealing with nutritional products and supplements can exhibit their products in the Nutrition exhibition and expo.
OMICS International organizes 300+ Conferences Every Year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and Publishes 400+ Open access journals which contains over 30000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

It has been acknowledged that unhealthy eating and physical inactivity are leading causes of death. According to recent surveys, unhealthy eating and inactivity cause 310,000-580,000 deaths every year. Unhealthy eating and nutritional deficiencies are the major causes of the deaths. It is extremely essential for providing wholistic nutrition for maintenance of good health of the population. On the other hand, sales of vitamins and dietary supplements showed a positive growth trend, and sales contribution of herbal supplements and sports nutrition was the largest. Rising income levels, aging baby boomers, changing lifestyles, an increased focus on health, and high incidences of diseases are some of the factors that are driving the demand for nutrients & supplements in the market. Despite the recession, the industry has shown growth, particularly in the case of herbal, sports and weight loss product categories. OMICS Group strongly believes that International Nutrition Conference will provide an opportunity for discussions on encountered nutrition-related problems and challenges in the field of nutrition. It will also help in promoting awareness and help in tackling one of the critical problems of mankind. Nutrition facts will be discussed in detail.
Why Chicago!!
There is rise in the number of deaths due to nutrition-related diseases in Chicago than in rest of the United States. There are large numbers of research institutes in Chicago conducting researches on nutrition. There is also increase in the compound annual growth rate of nutrition market. Chicago is also considered as an international hub for food and technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Based on the above mentioned reasons, The International Conference on Nutrition 2015 was decided to be held in Chicago, USA.
Nutritional Quality of Foods, Nutritional Disorders
A poor diet that lacks essential nutrients generally causes nutritional deficiencies. The different types of nutritional deficiencies and disorders are vitamins and mineral deficiency disorders, obesity, diabetes and related disorders, food allergy and intolerance, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, malnutrition and associated disorders, mental disorders and lifestyle related disorders. The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition recognized a need for greater awareness of malnutrition, which is common in hospitalized patients in the United States and is associated with unfavourable outcomes including higher infection rates, poor wound healing, longer lengths of stay, and higher frequency of readmission As per our research, it is estimated that there were around 925 million undernourished people in the world. Another billion people are estimated to have a lack of vitamins and minerals. In 2013 protein-energy malnutrition was estimated to have resulted in 469,000 deaths down from 510,000 deaths in 1990.
Nutrition and Cancer- Clinical Studies
Nutrition has major impact in the recovery rate of the cancer patients. Nutrition and Cancer-Clinical Studies deals with the importance of nutrition in cancer patients. Clinical Nutrition plays a major role in keeping healthy energy balance in patients, as well as providing sufficient amounts other nutrients such as protein, vitamins, minerals. The importance of nutrition for the cancer patients will be discussed in detail by the clinical nutritionists. When compounding the role of diet, physical activity, and weight management, it is estimated that more than 30% of cancers could be prevented. There is also growing evidence that these lifestyle factors significantly contribute to cancer survival.
Food Processing and Technology
Food processing is process of production of food products using raw materials as ingredients. It deals with food preservation technologies, food chemistry, parameters of food processing, modern food processing trends, food processing industries and practices, food bioactive, novel food processing methods, food packaging, food additives and ingredients and high pressure processing. The global processed food market is estimated at $3.2 trillion. Food processing industry is expected to benefit from this and grow to around $260-billion from the present USD 200-billion in the next 6-years, according to industry expert. It is estimated that potential for processed foods is estimated to reach from Rs 8,200-billion in 2009-10 to Rs13, 500-billion by 2014-15.
Nutrition and Cancer & Innovative Treatments
A number of innovative treatments are designed for the treatment of cancer patients. Nutrition plays a major role in recovery of the patient. Nutrition and Cancer and Innovative treatments deals with the Nutritional Therapy and benefits.
It has been shown that at the time of diagnosis, 80% of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer and 60% of patients with lung cancer have already experienced a significant weight loss, generally defined as at least a 10% loss of body weight in 6 months’ time. Anorexia, the loss of appetite or desire to eat, is typically present in 15% to 25% of all cancer patients at diagnosis and may also occur as a side effect of treatments. Cachexia is estimated to be the immediate cause of death in 20% to 40% of cancer patients; it can develop in individuals who appear to be eating adequate calories and protein but have primary cachexia whereby tumor-related factors prevent maintenance of fat and muscle.
Animal Nutrition
Animal Nutrition is one of the major branches of nutritional science. Animal nutrition deals with nutritional benefits on consumption of dairy products, milk, yoghurt, cheese, egg and meat. The global market for premixes is growing at 2-3% per annum. The relevant potential market growth for more specialised feed additives is estimated to be at least 4% per annum. The USA has experienced steady growth over the last few years. It is expected that the USA will work to steady production levels and focus on producing meat for the upper ends of the export market with higher value.
Public Health & Paediatric Nutrition
Public Health Nutrition is a branch of nutrition science that focusses on promotion of good health through nutrition and the primary prevention of nutrition related illness in the population. It deals with healthy lifestyle promotion, energy balance and weight management, nutritional education and counselling programs, effects of social and behavioural factors on nutrition, health policies and implementation, epidemiological studies on nutrition, nutritional quality on consumer health and clinical nutrition and study of antinutrients. Expanding product lines in nutrition markets, a steady infant birth rate, an aging population and several other factors are driving sales for clinical nutrition products in most of the regions worldwide.
Paediatric Nutrition is essential for infants and children’s good health and overall development. Paediatric Nutrition deals with nutritional requirements in infants and children, ways of prevention and treatment of low birth weight cases, treatment strategies for preventing malnutrition in children, high risk nutritional disorders, child nutrition and pregnancy nutrition. According to the recent studies, the global baby food & Child Nutrition Market in 2011 is estimated be worth USD 38,180.9 million growing with a CAGR of 7.97% during 2007 – 2011 from USD 28,100.0 million in 2007. The Market is estimated to be worth USD 41,521.7 million in 2012 and is forecasted to reach USD 63,681.0 million in 2017.
Innovations in Nutritional Therapy and Treatments
Nutritional Therapy is the application of nutrition science in the promotion of health, peak performance and individual care. It focusses on the therapeutic approach for dealing with nutritional related disorders and malnutrition. It deals with Nutrition therapy and benefits, Nutrition and cancer and innovative treatments and Nutrition and Cancer- Clinical Studies. In 2011, the most recent year in which most of the countries reported data, the United States spent 17.7 per cent of its GDP on health care, whereas none of the other countries tracked by the OECD reported spending more than 11.9 per cent. The United States spends $8,508 per person, two and a half times more than the average of $3,322 for OECD countries. America spends about 50 per cent more than Norway, the next largest per capita spender.
Nutrition Research and Practice
Nutrition is the science that deals with the interaction of the nutrients with other substances in food (polyphenols, carotenoids, phytochemical, antioxidants etc.) in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of the organism. The types of nutrients that are essential for healthy wellbeing of individuals are Carbohydrates, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals. People often confuse between natural and synthetic vitamins. One of the major differences between natural and synthetic vitamins is that natural vitamins are natural and contains cofactors whereas synthetic vitamins are manufactured in the Laboratory and does not contain cofactors. In order to stay healthy it is necessary to follow Dietary guidelines and have foods rich in balanced diet. The branch of Nutritional science that is useful in maintaining and improving good health is the Dietetics. Nutrition and Dietetics together play a major role in maintenance of good health. In order to maintain fitness of the body it is essential to follow the Nutrition Regulatory Guidelines. A Nutritional Supplement is suggested by the dieticians as it is considered to provide nutrients that are considered essential but are not consumed in sufficient quantities. The global nutrition and supplements market stood at US$96 billion as of 2012. According to research it is expected to increase approximately US$104 billion globally by the year 2020.
Industrial Food Safety and Management
Industrial food safety and management is a management system that deals with guidelines for food and safety, food quality control and safety measures, risk assessment and management for cases related to food safety, food toxicology, spoilage prevention and control and novel methods of evaluation of food adulteration. According to the WHO and CDC, in the USA alone, annually, there are 76 million cases of foodborne illness leading to 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths.
Current Research in Nutrition and Food Sciences
Current research in nutrition and food sciences of the nutrition meeting focusses on latest researches and related studies in the field of nutrition and food sciences. It deals with nutritional epidemiology and management, nutrition and food insecurity, probiotic nutrition and its safety, novel techniques in food processing, risks and safety regarding consumption of genetically modified foods, nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, importance of nutritional sciences in the treatment of cancer patients, nutrition analysis tools and software’s and nootropics.
Nutrition through Life Course
Nutrition through life course focusses on promoting nutrition, health care, and education in different sections of the society. It deals with nutrition for pregnant and lactating women, nutrition in adolescence and teens, nutritional deficiencies in women, nutrition for the aged and elderly, demographical studies on nutrition, food guide pyramid, sports nutrition- intake of dietary supplements, meal planning and advanced nutritional supplements. It will also deal with the benefits of healthy eating. Rising rates of overweight and obesity have been reported in many countries in the Region during the past few decades. The statistics are alarming in 46 countries (accounting for 87% of the Region), more than 50% of adults are overweight or obese, and in several of those countries the rate is close to 70% of the adult population.
Recent advances in Nutritional & Food Sciences
Recent advances in nutrition and food sciences focusses on the latest advancements in the field of nutritional and food sciences. It has major role in improving the quality of life and in the treatment of cancer patients. According to recent survey the global market of functional food is estimated to at least 33 billion1 US$. The United States being the largest market segment, followed by Europe and Japan. Some estimations report even more global market value (nearly 61 billion US$).
Plant Nutrition
Plant Nutrition is one of the two major branches of nutritional science. It focusses on foods derived from plant and animal sources. Plant nutrition deals with nutritional benefits on consumption of mushroom, coconuts, fruits, rice, grapes, nuts, almonds, banana and strawberry.

Sports nutrition supplements

The only people worry about sportsmen is their performance in game. But have you ever thought what kind of exercise or pressure they undergo to become a real sportsperson or what kind of food they eat or how do they manage under pressure? None of these questions matter until they are able to perform in their game. It takes real strength and determination to be a sportsman.

People related to sports eat healthy foods containing correct balance of proteins, vitamins and minerals. They constantly need to monitor their lifestyles and maintain their health status at par with their competitors. But you would be shocked to know that even sportsmen with their food take nutrient supplements to keep them active and in the game all the time. Many organisations like Quantum Nutrition today manufacture supplements specifically keeping sportsmen in mind.

Why do sportsmen need supplements with their healthy food?

At the end of the day, whatever food item these sportsmen and normal population eat comes from the same land. It is a hard truth but even our healthy food is no healthier as we expect. All credit goes to the food producing industry that uses artificial methods to increase the yield to earn better profits. All our food items we eat are polluted by harmful chemicals or pesticides that kill the nutrition value in food. Result, we receive already contaminated food that is slowly and gradually affecting our health. So should we stop eating? The answer is no. Nobody can live without eating be it human or animals. In order to complete the daily requirement of nutrition, with your food you should combine food supplements that provides that extra dose of nutrition that your food is lacking.

Importance of Sports food Nutrient Supplements
Quantum Nutrition is one company in the healthy food supplements industry that use natural protein ingredients to create their sports nutrition supplements. Protein is the most important part of a sports person diet. It helps in building muscles and provides energy to be active throughout the day. Though they eat dietary sources like eggs, chicken as part of their protein diet but due to harmful antibiotics used on animals to yield maximum quantities they don’t provide as much proteins required by the body.

Sports nutrition supplements are made with high levels of proteins that you get from protein rich food items. Other than protein Quantum nutrition also creates supplements that help in maintaining right Cretanine levels in the body which is very important for liver and kidney functions. However, one of the biggest misconceptions about the dietary supplement users especially the new ones in sports believe that they can replace their meal with these sports nutrition supplements. No doubt these supplements are a good source of nutrients in the body but nothing can replace the original food. Also, if you believe that just eating right food would keep you healthy, then you are wrong. A proper combination of diet and exercise makes a sports person complete.

So together with training and use of sports nutrition supplements you can reach your ultimate goal.