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Boosting Immunity in Children

The health of every child and their general wellbeing is very important and it is also essential that their hygiene is constantly checked and their parents or wards also need to ensure that their children consume a balanced diet on a daily basis.

Strengthening the immune system of your child involves (1) protecting them from the harmful effects of germs that are everywhere by ensuring they wash their hands regularly with soap and warm water as well as (2) having a balanced diet, which is a diet consisting of a variety of food and providing adequate amounts of nutrients necessary for good health.

Here are the nine nutrients that every child should be getting on a daily basis:

​Nutrient

Source of Food

PROTEIN: helps a child's body build cells, break down food into energy, fight infection, and carry oxygen.

​Meat, Poultry, fish, eggs, nuts, beans and dairy products.

CARBOHYDRATES: help a child's body to use fat and protein for building and repairing tissue.

​Breads, cereals, rice, crackers, pasta, and potatoes.

FATS: great source of energy for kids and are easily stored in a child's body.