DIET AND HEALTH IN CHILDREN

Food is a basic human need. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, food is first in the pecking order. People need food for nutrition, energy, and growth. However, it may lead to various clinical complications such as malnutrition, obesity, diabetes, or heart attacks. The quality and dietary composition of food taken influences the health status of an individual. Various varieties of foods grow in different regions of the world. However, due to international trade, almost all regions of the world can access similar kinds of food. Feeding habits are determined by the availability of food and the food culture. Despite this, the different age groups have peculiar feeding habits. For a long time, nutritionists have questioned the quality of foods consumed by the population. Specifically, the practitioners assert that the kids of foods consumed hurt the health of the eaters. Young people have been put on the spot for consuming unhealthy meal compositions. Young people have a tendency...