for Healthy Child Development
Pediatric Nutrition focuses on the growing child's dietary needs and our nutritionist help you provide good nutrition to support their healthy development and overall well-being.
Nutrition plays a crucial role in a child’s development so that it can reach its full potential. Chiropractors often give advice on what foods to eat, depending on the patient’s needs. Healthy diets give the body energy and nutrition. A nutritionist is a licensed health professional who evaluates and treats nutritional issues based on the needs of the individual. Pediatric nutritionists are experts in child nutrition, weight management, exercise, nutrition education, and nutrition counseling.
Importance of Children’s Nutrition
Nutrition means using food intelligently for growth, nutrition, and body repair. The size, performance, and well-being of children are determined by their physical and mental health and diet. A healthy diet and body, together with healthy exercise, will help you live a long, disease-free life. If children are not properly fed, they can suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition is one of the leading causes of child mortality, and it accounts for 45% of deaths worldwide.
Parents often worry about their child’s diet, and children aren’t always good at choosing a balanced meal. Poor eating habits and certain diseases can impair a child’s development which is why good nutrition is crucial for the growth and development of infants and children. A balanced and healthy diet strengthens a child’s immune system, supports their brain and bone development, helps them maintain a healthy weight, and maintain their physical and mental health.
Nutrition for Infants
When you breastfeed, your pediatric nutritionist will help you determine if your baby is getting enough milk to grow properly. Infants should be fed breast milk, which is the perfect blend of vitamins, proteins, and fat and is rich in calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and other vital nutrients. It also contains antibodies that help babies fight off viruses and bacteria and is a balanced mix of essential nutrients. If the mother is unable to produce sufficient breast milk, babies should receive infant formula that is also balanced and a mixture but does not possess some of the unique immune factors that breast milk provides. Your nutritionist can help you with the additional vitamins and minerals you need and the formula of milk that is best for your baby.
When it’s time to introduce solid foods and to guide your family through this exciting time of baby life, our nutritionists are here for you. As infants grow into early childhood, they need more and more nutrients such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, and other vital vitamins. Each child has its own nutritional needs, which vary according to the level of activity.
Nutrition for Toddlers
Toddlers offer many feeding challenges, as many of them are picky. Parents often worry when their child does not get the food they need. Our nutritionists can help guide your child and family through this difficult phase of life and ensure that they get the nutrients they need to develop and grow.
Nutrition for Adolescents
Children’s lack of awareness of what they eat makes them take in more calories than they can burn and can lead to them becoming overweight or obese at a young age. Your nutritionist can also help you if your children are struggling with their weight. They can help you talk to your child about healthy eating habits so that you can set achievable goals for a healthy lifestyle. They can help you create a healthy eating plan for the health and well-being of your children.
Nutritional Counseling with Natural Chiropractic Care
We work together to develop a realistic plan for you and your family that focuses on short and long-term goals, with a focus on healthy eating, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. Here are other areas we specialize in:
At Natural Care Chiropractic, we want your child and family to have a healthy relationship with food. We adapt the nutritional advice for each child to the needs of the family and each of your children. If you have any dietary questions, our nutritionist can prepare an individual nutritional plan tailored to your children’s needs. Our nutritionists can provide you with the insights you need to keep your children healthy, no matter what their age or diet. Contact us when you are ready to take care of your treatment and nutrition plan or learn more about how we can help you and your children.